As you recall, I was without my Fitbit for a few days in early October due to someone taking it. I've compared Will's daily steps to my daily steps for the month of October in the graph below:
The vertical red lines show the time period that I was without my Fitbit and the few days after where I was told I was being a baby by refusing to wear it (but it smelled like someone else's perfume!). That time span was a total of about 6 days.
Interestingly, Will's step count decreased while I was without my Fitbit. After I got it back and started getting back to my usual schedule, both of our step counts increased. My motivation suffered as a result of losing my month-long streak that I had pre-Fitbit theft, and Will's motivation seems to have declined as a result of my lack of motivation, too. Altogether, our steps were less correlated in October than they have been in any other month even after accounting for the theft time period.
Having experienced this drop in steps, I wanted to see what our step counts have looked like in the last few months. See Thanksgiving-theme step graphs below.
The colors go from yellow to brown to reflect changing leave colors in Autumn. The scatter points are our total daily steps and the horizontal lines reflect the monthly averages.
As you can see, our step counts have decreased in the last few months. While my step count increased slightly in September, October's step count was lower than both August's and September's step counts.
Will's step count decreased monthly from August to October. His total step count decreased by 10.9% from August to September, and decreased 4.5% from September to October.
I've kept track of my November steps and made it a point to not go below my goal of 10,00 steps a day! Stay turned for November's Fitbit update coming in the next week or so.
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.