How to effectively use your pedometer!
One can effectively use their pedometer to reduce health and life risk factors and reach their wellness goals. Many people who are using their pedometers simply strap/clip it onto their waist and hope they reach the monumental goal of 10,000 steps in a day. However, as research and daily use will show simply clipping your pedometer on and going about your daily activity will not suffice. The best way to effectively use the pedometer is in a three-step method.
QUICK REMINDER: For easy use, set pedometer stride length at 2.5 for men and 2.2 for women. This is a rough estimate and can be set if you want an average without measuring your own stride length.
• Wear your pedometer and follow your daily routine.
• Record your daily activity.
• Record weekly activity.
• Set a goal that will increase your first week’s activity. 20% is a good goal to set, as it is an increase that will produce results but is attainable.
• Create a routine that will allow you to reach your goal.
• Record your daily results.
REACHING MAXIMUM POTENTIAL:
• Review your progress from week one and week two.
• Analyze daily routine for success.
• Set a goal that will allows you to reach 6,000 to 10,000 steps a day.
Both researches and health experts have proved this simple but effective program alike. By changing your activity goals slowly you will begin to see results in both your daily steps but also in your overall health and wellness. The pedometer is a simple tool and a great motivator, simply put it on, follow the simple program and walk yourself to a healthy and more active lifestyle.