How Much Physical Activity Goes Into Running a Best Buy Store on Black Friday?

Company News

December 7, 2015

Bianca JonesStaff Writer


The holiday shopping season is officially here – so what does it really take to run a Best Buy store during the busiest time of year? Best Buy teamed up with Fitbit to find out.

To start, seven store managers from across the country were equipped with the Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced fitness tracker that lets you track your heart rate, steps, active minutes, calories burned and even your sleep, plus much more. The managers’ activities were tracked from Thanksgiving evening, when Best Buy stores opened, through the Black Friday weekend.[1]

A few highlights:

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1Data tracked from Nov. 26-28.2One pizza equals approximately 2,269 calories, according to USDA.3The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week for adults.4Active minutes defined as activities at or above about three metabolic equivalents (METs). METs are widely used as indicators for exercise intensity and Fitbit grants active minutes for activities at or above about three METs.