Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter
For most people, walking is an easy and low-cost way to get moving and stay fit. Using a pedometer or step counter can help you track the number of steps you take each day. Then you can set goals to take more steps and be more active.
- Using a pedometer or step counter is an easy and fun way to track how active you are. It adds up all the steps you take during the day.
- Using a pedometer can remind you to walk more. A quick check may show that you need more steps for the day.
- Using a pedometer can help you set goals to take more steps in a day. You may need to find creative ways to add more steps, but walking more will help you get more exercise, feel better, and stay healthy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 26, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science