A Great Way to Track Your Daily Activity
A pedometer is a little device worn on the waistband or belt that tracks steps taken. Tracking steps provides a realistic picture of how much daily activity you are getting and can give you a great starting point from which you can set personal goals for improvement.
Recent studies suggest that walking 10,000 steps a day is the appropriate level of activity for weight management and associated health benefits.
Note: Most people only get between 900 â€“ 2000 steps a day through normal living and working activity.
To learn about pedometer walking programs, visit one of the following websites for details and motivational guidance:
Creative Walking, Inc â€“ Pedometer Programs
Shape Up Americaâ€™s 10,000 Steps Program
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