Fitbit Pedometer

The Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps

After you’ve been on your feet all day, you may think that you walked at least 10,000 steps. It’s not hard to feel that way if you walked to work, walked to the gym, have a physically demanding job, etc. However, a digital pedometer just may surprise you by the number of steps you actually take per day. In fact, it may be much lower than you even considered.

What Is A Digital Pedometer? How To Use One Properly

Simply put, it’s a digital device that monitors your body motion and tracks your footsteps. This tiny little device can keep you motivated to continue moving all day long. Many of these devices will convert the footstep count into distance, taking into consideration your stride. By using the pedometer all day, you’ll learn just how much you walk per day – what your total number of steps are. It may even motivate you to beat your steps from the day before.

Convince a friend to join you so that you can get fit together – perhaps even competing a little.

The great thing about pedometers is that they’re not that bulky and can be worn comfortably. You just clip it on, and it stays securely in place. You can put the pedometer on your waistband, belt, sock or even a bra. It’s however you feel comfortable wearing the device.

A digital pedometer is only needed for daily activities – not running or working out. A device can count up to 100,000 steps, which translates to 50 miles. In order to burn 250 to 600 calories a day, you’d have to walk at least 10,000 steps. Of course, how much you weigh will affect the calories affected.

How To Hit 10,000 Steps A Day

If 10,000 steps a day is difficult for you to attain, you may need to make some changes in your daily and exercise routines. If you drive two miles or less a day to work, consider walking it instead. This will help bring you closer to your target steps. Rather than driving to the gym, consider walking briskly around the neighborhood.

If you’re having problems losing weight, reduce your calorie intake.

Just walking 30 minutes a day can do wonders for your health. It can boost your cardiovascular health, increase your bone strength and decrease your overall body fat. In essence, you’ll feel much stronger. Research has shown that walking barefoot, feet contacting the ground can bring back the natural balance to your body. It can help reduce your stress levels, better your sleep quality, decrease chronic pain and increase energy levels like a hard work out can. It can even help to alleviate symptoms of PMS and other hormonal imbalance conditions.

Count your steps today and get to 10,000 before you know it.

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