A Step in the Light Direction
Buy a pedometer. You walk all day long. Wouldn't it be nice to find out exactly how many calories you're burning? You can with the purchase of a pedometer. Pedometers monitor every step you take and can cost as little as $5. There are plenty of variations from which to choose, each with different features. Some pedometers may solely measure steps taken, while others count calories burned and even talk. Many feature stopwatches, speed estimators, pulse readers or memory up to seven days. Your goal should be to take at least 10,000 steps a day. To boost your count, take the last parking space in the lot, use the stairs or go for a walk during lunch. Do everything you can to ensure that your pedometer is accurate. Models that require you to measure your step length estimate distance better than those that don't. And all pedometers must be worn straight up and down, not tilted.