How to Choose the Right Fitness Device for You

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Using a fitness device is a great way to earn Vitality Points every day. But which device fits your lifestyle? Learn which device is right for you.


How to Choose the Right Fitness Device for You

“After you have taken your HumanaVitality Health Assessment, it’s time to choose a fitness device and get moving! But where should you begin? First, think about your favorite way to exercise. Do you like to walk? Run? Bike? Swim? Different devices offer different options, so it’s important to choose one that fits best with your personal lifestyle.

Devices generally record one or more of three different kinds of data: steps, calorie-burn, or heart rate. With a step-based device, like a HumanaGear pedometer or a Fitbit, you need to walk at least 10,000 steps over the course of a day to earn your 15 daily fitness Vitality Points. If you get most of your activity in small bits throughout the day, one of these may be the best choice for you.

alorie-based devices require you to burn at least 200 calories in a single workout, so if you love to do cardio at the gym, go for a heart rate monitor.

Heart-rate monitors require you to exercise at an average of sixty percent or more of your maximum heart rate for a minimum of 30 minutes in a single workout session. If you like moderate-to-intense workouts of at least half an hour, then a Polar or Garmin heart-rate monitor would be a good choice for you.

Using a fitness device is a great way to make progress on your health journey because you can earn so many bonus Vitality Points. Each day you complete the required workout will earn you 15 Vitality Points. Plus, you’ll get 15 bonus Points for the first workout of each week, and a whopping 40 bonus Points for your 5th workout in a calendar week! Once you have chosen a general device type, visit to learn which devices are compatible with HumanaVitality, and shop with Vitality Bucks or cash in our Mall.”