Americans spend billions of dollars on workout clothes, Fitbits and trackers, but the important thing is the exercise. The American Medical Association recommends moderate intensity activities for 30 minutes, five days a week.
Lone Star Fitness owner Kelly West says it's important to move.
“People should try to move every day and that may not be coming to the gym to do a private session with me,” West says. “That may be gardening in your yard or it may be walking up and down the stairs 20 times because you're doing laundry.”
West says the basic exercises are the best -- push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups -- but any type of activity is good for your health. The fitness gear won’t make you fit, but it might inspire.
“If wearing a Fitbit is going to get them out walking and moving more, I'm all for it,” she says. “Do they need it? No.”