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Small Pursuits of Happiness #11: Try a New App

FitBitI am not very tech savvy, but my husband and daughter are.  And because they are, I have come to learn a lot about my computer and smartphone…and now my Fitbit.  Yes, I now can track how many steps I make daily!  My Fitbit has become like my phone, I am constantly on it.  (Who would have thought that I would be like this?) But as an active Boomer, I plan to keep moving as much and for as long as I can.  As we say here at Boomer Connections: I am not ready for the rocking chair! 

Fitbit1My husband and I decided the one thing we would do is to continue to walk, to keep moving.  Both of us have had some replacements done: his knee, my hip.  They have been working very well for the both of us–so much so that my husband is considering having his other knee replaced soon.  In the meantime, we rise early in the mornings (around 4:45 AM) to dress, take medications, and then go for our walk. We are committed. We walk out the front door, set our Fitbits, and off we go.  Our goal is 10,000 steps a day and doing our morning walk gives us a great head start.   Today at 10 am, I’ve already done 4,483 steps. Only 5,517 to go! But you see, now we have a goal and a very clear way to work for it and measure it.

Tried a new app, and….success!

Rita McCulloch

Rita McCulloch is a mid generation Boomer who saw change and turmoil happen all around her from a vantage point as a young African American woman growing up in Huntsville, Alabama. Yet her focus was on family, community, church and helping others. She began helping seniors with their personal and financial needs as a volunteer while raising her family. She then founded a business, Boomer3Solutions, through which she helps educate, organize, and prepare families for their golden age years and minimize the stress that can be related to caregiving. Rita brings to Boomer Connections a strong background in elder care concerns and the many decisions facing their Boomer family members.

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