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Fitbit’s Year in Review: Which countries took their health and fitness to the next level in 2022? – Fitbit Blog

As we enter a new year, it is always important to reflect on what has gone by. 2022 has been full of ups and downs, wins and losses, learnings and celebrations. Above all, it taught us that when we come together as a community, we can achieve great things like taking a combined 47 trillion steps by 2022!

If you find that impressive, you’ll want to keep reading as Fitbit researchers analyzed data from Fitbit users around the world and found some of your most outstanding stats to date. Read on to find out which countries were the top contenders for highest step count, best comfort, least stress and more.

Total Global Step Stats

The Fitbit community stepped up and showed a total of 162 billion steps taken on May 27, making it the most steps taken in a single day worldwide in 2022. As of May it was our best move month of the year!

Finally, together we have covered 20 billion total miles in 2022. That’s enough to walk Mars 143 times and Pluto 6.5 times!

Total Global Sleep Statistics

How did Fitbiters fare when it came to hitting the hay? With an average of 6.5 hours of sleep and an average sleep score of 76, these metrics give you a “fair” score in snoozing. But not to worry, you can use your Fitbit sleep data to help you get back to that “excellent” sleep score in 2023!

Another fun fact? The most common sleeping animal in 2022 was a giraffe, which means the shorter your sleep, the more likely you are to go to bed later and wake up earlier. You have a relatively good ratio of deep and REM sleep, despite the short overall duration.¹

Total Global Exercise Statistics

Active zone minutes, or AZM, is a heart-based metric that tracks the amount of time a user spends in heart-pumping activity. With 173 billion active Zone minutes total, Fitbit users certainly brought the heat in 2022 — especially on May 14, with 612 million minutes total. Way to go!

Who got the most active zone minutes in 2022?

Based on recommendations from the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, and others, we should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity each week. So, who took these activity goals to heart and achieved the most AZM in 2022? Drum roll please… Switzerland! Next were Sweden and Denmark respectively.

Who carried it forward in 2022?

But which country was the real MVP of the steps? Let’s cheer for Hong Kong! It was followed by Switzerland and Spain. Brilliant!

Who got the best rest in 2022?

Despite busy schedules and fluctuating schedules, fitbiters remember that when you make good sleep a priority, your body and mind stay healthy. According to our data, last year saw the highest number of lights in Finland. Other top snoozers include New Zealand and Belgium.

Who had the best stress management score in 2022?

You’re tapping into your mindfulness practice and putting your mental health first, even with the constant uncertainty in the world. And the country that won the best stress management score in 2022? None other than Spain! Next were Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland and finally Denmark. How’s that for zen?

This new year will undoubtedly present a new array of opportunities and challenges as we all continue to refine and evolve our health and wellness routines. Through it all, it’s important to remember that the journey is just as, if not more, important than the destination. Cheers for 2023!


¹ Requires Fitbit Premium subscription. Not intended for medical purposes. Consult your health care professional with questions regarding your health. Must wear the device to sleep for at least 14 nights over a month-long period.

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