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Pedometers: A Simple Solution To A Complex Problem

April 24, 2008 by Coach Ronda in Physical Activity with 1 Comment

There are dozens of reasons not to exercise. But, let’s face it. Given the overwhelming data that lack of exercise leads to dire results, why not spend less time coming up with excuses and more time finding solutions. One simple and efficient solution is a pedometer.

A pedometer is a small electronic gadget you wear at your waist to measure the movement of your hips. It counts the number of steps you take over the course of a day. It has been proven that pedometers can improve health by getting you to move more.

Pedometers have also been noted to:

  • Increase physical activity. Taking just 2000 steps a day is equivalent to walking about a mile, and burns about 100 calories.
  • Lower blood pressure. Researchers have found a decreased systolic blood pressure of about four millimeters of mercury among pedometer users. Systolic is the upper number in a blood pressure reading. Reducing systolic blood pressure by two millimeters of mercury is associated with a 10 percent decrease in stroke death among middle-aged people, and a seven percent decrease in cardiovascular death.

This alone should be enough for you to TAKE ACTION TODAY. You can buy a pedometer by simply clicking on the link below. Make sure to set a daily goal for yourself and record it in a step diary. For good health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a goal of 10,000 steps each day. If you’re unaccustomed to exercise, have your doctor help you choose a personal step goal. Then gradually increase your activity level.

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Smart-timer pedometer starts and stops when you do. Measures your every step, distance traveled and calories burned. Memory feature stores and recalls daily, weekly, or monthly totals. Displays distance in miles or kilometers. Includes 10,000 steps/day Walking Program. Belt clip for easy attachment. Button cell battery (included).


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