Be Fit: Wear a pedometer

Wearing pedometer can help you to lose more weight and improve your physical fitness according to a research.

This small inexpensive device is mainly sold for $15 and can motivate those who are not so physically active to become more active.

The researchers evaluated studies covering 2767 patients who were not physically active. As a result, those who wear pedometer walked over 2100 more steps compared to those who didn’t.

I guess when you are wearing pedometer then you become motivated to walk more steps and see that little number adds up. This is especially true when you have goal such as walking 10,000 steps everyday.

"Much to my surprise, these little devices were shown to increase physical activity by just over 2,000 steps, or about 1 mile of walking per day." (ref: Medical News)


While 2100 more steps or one more mile may not seem to be a significant improvement, it equals to 27% increase of physical activity according to the researchers. It’s amazing how simple idea can beef up your exercise and your health. Go wear one and aim to walk specific number of steps today!

Research Abstract
Image from: Omron HJ-112 Pedometer - Amazon



6 comments:

  1. cbenc12 said...

    whoa.. when u are keep track of ur own steps, u r bound to be more careful.. like tracking ur de calories or money :D

  2. Anonymous said...

    wow, it's amazing how such simple tool can motivate us in a way.

  3. Soju said...

    I noticed that the research is just a compilation from previous studies. Is it enough to justify that pedometer really make the participants walk more steps in a day?

  4. Sean said...

    I think this would be effective for me~ I like to see the number increasing, so it would motivate me to walk more, haha~!

  5. Anonymous said...

    And I am better of buying this and do the walk rather than buy a diet plan and do nothing.

  6. Fa Sy said...

    Interesting! I always see people running with pedometers on their arms, and they've always looked funny to me :)



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