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Jott goes healthy

April 29, 2008

Every now and then I hear from a customer about how they are using Jott to track their diet and fitness goals. Since we’ve already cleaned out our inboxes, organized our to-dos and become more productive, we figured we’d give this other way of using Jott a try. We are now a health kick. That’s right- nothing that isn’t whole grain, low-fat and full of nutrients has entered this (half) of the office.

Here are some helpful tips we’ve discovered while Jotting our way fit…

1) Track workouts
Between long hours and a rainy April, I found myself slacking off on evening runs. To spice things up I started going to the gym in the morning before work. Keeping track of what I’ve accomplished is a great motivator and a great way to see a summary of my weekly accomplishments. I just Jott to my workout list and I’m on the way out the gym door.

2) Update a food diary
Shree said it best the other day “There is only so much real estate on my stomach, I think of it like Manhattan, so when I’m going to eat, I’m going to eat the good stuff”. Even though he said this while eating Peanut M&M’s and “the good stuff” refers to fancy chocolate, the man has a point. Jotting down what you eat sure does make you think twice about eating a bag of chips at lunch and has been a long-time suggestion of those whittling away their waistlines. Just like workouts, lists works really well for instant food diary updates.

3) Creating an office gym can be simple
You don’t need to be Google to create the ultimate work workout. All you need is one bike commuter, a little imagination, and some open space. Last week I posted about the first ever spinning class, but that’s not where the Unofficial Jott Gym ends. Jott employees can also…

Run laps…
the Jott track

and play handball

Jott handball

Update: Just saw this great post with an idea to use the Twitter Jott Link to keep everyone informed of how you are doing a century ride!


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