Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I write a lot about Paris, but here's something for those out in the countryside.  I was reading the Metro newspaper on my way to Nantes this AM, and came across an article looking for 1000 volunteers to participate in a health study.  They are looking for people willing to wear a FitBit for six months to track their activity and weight (the goal is to see if bracelets like the FitBit actually help people lose weight, or if there's just a placebo effect early on.

Participants are needed in Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille & Montpellier, but unfortunately not Paris.  It's too bad, because I've always wanted to try out the FitBit!

If you are interested, you can sign up at www.mysantemobile.fr.  Happy exercising!

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Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

Boooo I want to participate! I have had a FitBit since December and I can attest that it was done little to help me lose weight or move/walk more. However, I do now know an average of how active I am and how many calories I burn so when I have been trying to lose weight I know what my limitations are for calories better. I have lost a bit of weight since I got it, but I think that had more to do w/ the office competition than the fitbit. Either way, it's a fun little thing, Andrew and I both have them now.

May 15, 2013 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thank you!! I've been meaning to get a FitBit for a while, so this is the *perfect* opportunity!!!

I'm going to write about it on my blog too, to hopefully encourage others to sign up.

May 15, 2013 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Too bad it's not in Grenoble, too! Max would have been all over that lol.

May 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger shannon said...

Ooh! Fun! I signed up. We'll see if they accept me or not!

May 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

ooh, I'm in Montpellier, maybe I'll sign up although I already know I'm not terribly active as I have a job in front of a computer...

May 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Emily Marie said...

My dad and I are fitbit addicts! I'm always trying to meet my daily step goals and if I've noticed I haven't been moving much I'll get up and go for a short walk, take the stairs, etc.

May 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Gwannel said...

Have to laugh at those places being described as the "countryside", you've been in Paris too long! ;) No Tours, of course, but I'm curious to check it out anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

May 16, 2013 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

My husband wears the FitBit. It's a bit of an addiction.

May 19, 2013 at 2:47 AM  

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