Pedometer is a portable device, originally used by sports and physical fitness enthusiasts. Some pedometers possess the ability to record erroneous movements other than walking, such as bending to pick up something from the floor, road bumps while riding your bicycle or any vehicle. Pedometers are becoming very popular as they give you additional motivation to protect your health through exercise.
Now, let’s dig deeper and know the benefits of using a pedometer.
Value for Money
Pedometers are reliable, affordable and can be used as a motivational tool. They are designed in a way by which they can be worn in other locations apart from the waist, such as your arm or ankle. The critical element is that it be worn in the same location regularly to consistently track functional activity (such as transportation to and from work or school), recreational activity, and structured fitness activities. According to us, they are totally worth it.
One of the advantages of using a pedometer, is allowing the user to classify their personal activity baseline and providing a greater ability to establish attainable exercise related goals, says the American College of Sports Medicine. Also, pedometers can be useful motivational tools in getting the kids or family members more active.
1. People who exercise regularly have much lower rates of heart disease, several types of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. No medicine ever invented can protect you against diseases as effectively as a regular exercise can.
2. Your thirty minute exercise doesn’t have to be so vigorous that it causes you to sweat or requires special clothes and showering afterward. A brisk walk at around 3 miles an hour (or a mile and a half in 30 minutes) will do the trick. That doesn’t cause most people to sweat.
3. You don’t need to take those 30 minutes a day all at the same time. A 15-minute brisk walk from where you park your car to your workplace, twice a day, would do the trick. Or add in the minutes spent climbing stairs in your office building.
Most people take between 6,000 and 7,000 steps a day even if they don’t exercise. There’s evidence that pedometer users walk more than 2,000 additional steps each day than non-users, even if they don’t have a formal exercise program.
Always remember one thing; your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.