6 Times a Day Leave Your Desk

Twas 6 nights before Christmas, when all through the land
Not a person was exercising, no workouts were planned.
The ham was carved, candy eaten without care,
10 pounds later we complain life isn’t fair.

This holiday season, before you snuggle into your bed,
Make sure to have a Holiday plan in your head.
Fitdigits is sharing the year’s best fitness tips,
To help you avoid adding winter weight to your hips.

6th Day- 6 Times a Day Leave Your Desk

Computers are awesome. We have an all on one calculator, typewriter, art studio and more in a 7-pound shell. We have compiled centuries of thoughts, feelings, epiphanies, darkness, love, hate, innovation and introspection, all within the neat confines of a 17-inch screen. We have the information of the world at our fingertips, allowing for more and more jobs to be tied to a computer screen then ever before.

This is a great thing for the mind. Not so much for the body.

The ubiquity of computer-driven professions has led to a boost in those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. We are chained to our desks, unable to pull ourselves away. Well you need to break the chain.

Break the Chain

Numerous studies have championed the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, with the implication that daily activity is just as important as exercise.

Something as simple as walking around the block a few times a day can do wonders for your short and long term health. With that in mind, make a point to get up from your desk at least 6 times a day, everyday. If you tend to get lost in your workday, set alarms or reminders for yourself.

It may seem like a minor annoyance to break the rhythm of the workday for a set of jumping jacks or a walk around the block, but all of those little actions add up to a larger result. A great way to track daily activity is with a Fitbit Activity Monitor.

Export your Activities to CSV, TCX or GPX

If you are using Garmin Connect, other popular upload sites, or just want to view your results on your personal computer, you can now export your Fitdigits workout results as a .csv, .tcx or .gpx file. Follow the sharing instructions below to receive all file formats.


To email yourself a .csv, .tcx, .gpx file:

1. Make sure you perform a Sync to the cloud (You must sync to share workouts)
2. Go to the Results page and choose the workout you wish to send as a .csv, .tcx or .gpx file
3. When viewing the details, tap “Share” in the upper right of the screen
4. Tap Email .csv, .tcx, .gpx (note: if you don’t see Email as an option, you may need to tap “Add Share Partner” and enable that share option)
5. You should receive a confirmation stating your workout was sent to your email


You will now receive an email with three options (check your junk or spam filter if you don’t receive one shortly). You can:
1. Download the workout data as a .csv file
2. Download the workout as a .gpx
3. Download the workout as a .tcx

Now you have your workout data in your computer, ready to be manipulated in any way that you see fit or to be uploaded to your favorite tracking website, such as Garmin Connect.



The web gives you a little more flexibility because in addition to individual workout exports, it will also export summary data of multiple workouts from the Workouts listing page.

Exporting Multiple Workouts data in Summary 

  1. Login to my.fitdigits.com and navigate to the Activities page
  2. Select the date range for all the workouts you would like to export / analyze
  3. Click the Export icon at the bottom of the list
  4. The CSV will be downloaded to your computer


Exporting a Workout – Detail

  1. Login to my.fitdigits.com
  2. Navigate to the details page for the workout to export
  3. Above the graph, click the Export icon – a sub-list will show
  4. Click the type of export you would like
  5. You will be redirected to the Import/Export page to download your file there

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Export to a PDF on the Web

We don’t offer a native way to export to PDF, however simply printing to / saving as a PDF file from most systems right-click functionality or a browsers File > Print functionality should work just fine. See here for a quick overview in sharing to other sites or as a PDF.