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Walking: Make It Count With A Pedometer

WALKING: MAKE IT COUNTED BY PEDOMETER

Counting your steps with a pedometer may encourage you to walk. In this article, you can find out how to set your health and fitness goals with devices such as pedometer, activity tracker phone applications or heart rate monitor.

Walking is a great way to keep fit. But are you walking enough to see the results? You can easily reach your form goals using event tracking devices and apps or even a simple pedometer.

What are the event trackers?

Create a reference line that will be the base for the start. When you pick up your audience for the first time, use it for about a week during the day at home or at work. Add up the total number of steps for each day and then divide this total by seven. This gives a basic number of steps or averages that can serve as a starting point for the step goals you set. Set short-term step goals. Once you know how many steps you usually take on an average day, you can set some short-term activity goals. For example, let’s say you take about 2,000 steps a day while continuing your normal routine, set a short-term goal to add about 1,000 steps a day for two weeks, by including a planned walking schedule. You can do it all at once, or you can devote your walk to 10 minutes to suit your schedule.

Add a new one when you achieve a short term goal.
Set long-term step goals, taking into account your overall fitness and activity goals. Your short-term goals are the building blocks of these long-term goals. A long-term goal could be 10,000 steps a day as a part of your new daily routine or about 8 kilometers a few times a week. You may also want to set a goal to walk faster as your form improves.
Track your progress.

Track your progress over time to see how you do it. Your audience may or may not have a memory function to track your steps weekly or monthly. You can choose to use this feature or record your steps in your own transaction log. Or digitally upload the information to your computer or mobile device. Keeping track of your progress can help you see if you’ve reached your goals and when it’s time to set new goals.
Consult your doctor.

If you have any health problems, are not active or are overweight, do not forget to talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness program. Your doctor can help you set realistic goals based on your fitness level and any health problems you may have. Whatever your fitness goals, take one step at a time. And enjoy the feeling of knowing you are on the road for better health and fitness.

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