Using Pedometers to Count Steps for Fitness and Weight Control

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Pedometers for Calorie and Weight Control

What are Pedometers

A pedometer is a simple device used to count the number of steps you take in a day. Point is, step-counting is a great way to keep active and monitor your fitness. (A pedometer senses body motion.)

Using a Pedometer

You punch in your stride length and weight, using the pedometer keys. Then - depending on the model of pedometer - it calculates stats like distance, calories burned, speed, elapsed time, steps per minute, and even heart rate.

How to Wear a Pedometer

You can wear a pedometer all day and record your total number of steps. Or you can wear a pedometer just when you go for a walk. Attach the pedometer to your belt or waistband near the front of your hipbone. It needs to be comfortable to wear all day and should be fastened securely in place. A safety leash is usually needed to ensure your pedometer doesn't get dislodged. The pedometer-display should be easy to read and needs to sit so that it's buttons aren't punched accidentally causing your step-count to be reset.

Cheapest Pedometers

The cheapest pedometers ($15.00) only count your foot steps and display steps and distance. This is all you actually need to track to keep yourself motivated. Set a goal of distance or steps for each day. The recommended number of steps is 6000 for health, 10,000 for weight loss when you count all steps during the day. For weight loss, an uninterrupted walk each day of 4000-6000 steps is recommended.

Prices of Pedometers

The average price of pedometers is $20.00-$35.00

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