Halfway through the current federal election campaign, Liberal volunteer AJ Sivma decided to invest in a Fitbit.
Canvassing door-to-door was keeping him on his feet for hours a day, so he figured he’d start recording the amount of energy he was expending using the fitness-tracking device.
So far, the most steps he’s taken in a day was 18,000 during a five-hour canvas. The general goal for most people using a fitness-tracker is 10,000.
“I’ll keep using it after the election,” he tells Yahoo Canada News. “But I know my numbers won’t be as strong then as they are now. My steps will definitely go down after the election.”
It seems Sivma is one of many on the election trail, from volunteers to candidates, who are using fitness trackers and fitness apps as a push to keep active and keep track of the ground they’ve covered during the whirlwind 78-day campaign.
Conservative candidate Michelle Rempel has taken to Twitter to express her enthusiasm for the device, even suggesting she used it toRead More »from Fitbits, other devices help those on the hustings