The ultimate pedometer guide

The ultimate pedometer guide

Use a pedometer to track your steps and lose weight.

A pedometer (also known as a step counter) is a small device that attaches to your waistband and tracks your steps throughout the day.

A pedometer can be used as a motivational tool to increase your activity level. If you know your steps are being counted, you might walk more at home and think twice before taking the elevator instead of the stairs at work.

Pedometer Basics

Learn how to wear a pedometer and test it’s accuracy:

Number of steps recommended to lose weight

Take 10,000 – 15,000 steps a day for health and weight loss. (There are approximately 2,000 steps in one mile).

How to increase your steps

Gradually increase your steps over time (up to 20% each week).

Gradually increase your steps over time so that it’s realistic for you to stick with it. Making small, gradual, and permanent changes to your exercise habits is the only way to achieve permanent weight loss. Our approach

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