Benefits of Wearing a PedometerDublinHypno
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A Pedometer is a simple and stylish device that you wear like a wrist watch that actually calculates every step you take in a given day. It also tells you How much calories you have burned through your walking in that day.
So, how is it that the wearing of this simple device can increase your overall activity levels by 27%, can reduce your blood pressure by 6 to 10 points, and can mean you are now walking one full mile extra every day?
Well, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, walkers who use pedometers complete about 2,000 more steps per day than walkers who do not.
It found that users experienced a 27% increase in overall physical activity level, even if they don’t have a formal exercise program, so the single most important benefit of using a calorie counting pedometer lies in the fact that it actually motivates you to do more exercise. You see it makes the counts each day on your wrist and you naturally want to do better than yesterday.
It works on an inbuilt human psychology that motivates us to do better.
The benefits of wearing a pedometer go on however. Numerous studies have shown that people who use a pedometer regularly have much lower rates of
- heart disease,
- several types of cancer
- diabetes and other diseases.
They also experienced
- stress relief
- lower blood pressure (drops of six to ten points in blood pressure)
- blood sugar control
- reduced cholesterol levels
- bone density improvements
- decreased body mass index
- lower risk of cancer
In addition, it can contribute immensely to longevity, meaning that not only do you live longer but you also live a better and much healthier life.
One of the best things about using a pedometer is the fact that exercise doesn’t have to be so vigorous that it causes you to sweat. It doesn’t have to be gym or jogging either.
A brisk walk at around 3 miles an hour (1.5 miles in 30 minutes) will do the trick.
Nor do you need to do it all at the same time. A 15-minute brisk walk twice a day, will also do the trick.
This can be just walking down to the local shop, or from your car to your place of work each day.
Your pedometer will measure it all, and because you are seeing your step count in real time you are much more likely to be motivated to go the extra mile.
When you then add in the minutes spent climbing stairs in your office building, the steps you take when you’re not exercising also count even the times you get up from your desk and walk to the water cooler.
A well-known, common goal is 10,000 steps a day (or about 5 miles) which may seem daunting.
However, if you figure that the majority of us usually take 6000 to 7000 steps a day then you can see 10,000 steps becomes easily reachable.
In a recent study, 400 women were given pedometers and the goal of reaching 10,000 steps per day. After eight weeks, women reported
- increased energy,
- less frequent illness
- weight loss
- decreased fat count
- overall fitness improved
- blood pressure improved
The advantage of a pedometer is that it can catch small increases in activity, like walking upstairs instead of taking elevators. Many people who increase activity while wearing pedometers seem to do so through these small bits of walking that would probably escape anyone’s attention, but a pedometer records them.
That’s why they work so well with modern day lives. If you don’t have time to go to the gym or you can’t get out for a jog every evening, investing in a pedometer could be your saving grace and is proven to increase your normal activity level by about 2 kms every day.
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