Our stature isn’t the only thing that shrinks as we get older. Our brains do too. As you would probably expect, less gray matter equals more forgotten names and misplaced keys. Cognitive decline isn’t inevitable, though. A study in the journal Neurology shows that walking at least six miles a week may help prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh followed 300 senior citizens for 13 years and found that those who walked the most cut their risk of dementia in half, compared with those who walked the least. At the end of the study, those who logged the most miles also had the most gray matter.
From the Manufacturer…
Meet Zip™. Get fit. Have fun.
ZIP™ WIRELESS ACTIVITY TRACKER
Get a kick out of Fitness with this little device. It tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned – and syncs those stats to your computer and select smartphones. In doing so, it celebrates how much more you do each day. Zip™ encourages you to set goals, challenge friends, and go farther - one step at time. That's how you turn everyday life into a social, achievable, awesome path to Fitness.
Fits into your day& your pocket
Wear it in your pocket, on a belt, or a bra – this tracker is as discreet or as visible as you want it to be. Its silicone clip will keep you comfortable throughout the day. Zip™ is also rain, splash, and sweat-proof. With a replaceable watch battery that lasts up to six months, it’s excuse-proof too.
Syncs wirelessly & automatically
Zip™ automatically syncs your information to PCs, Macs, the iPhone 4S, 5, iPod touch and the 3rd generation iPad. That means no buttons to push, no data to enter. Just real-time access to your stats and the Fitbit dashboard, 24/7. You can even register and pair your Fitbit devices via select smartphones – including certain Androids, coming soon.
Gives you insight & the inside scoop
Between Zip™, Fitbit’s free mobile app, and the free online dashboard, you’ll get a snapshot of your daily and cumulative progress. Imagine graphs, tools, charts, and a customizable dashboard to boot. Fitbit’s goal is to make your data digestible and useful. By knowing how close you are to reaching your personalized weekly goals, you can take those extra steps to achieve them.