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What Can A Pedometer Do For You In The UK?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Obesity is estimated to affect around one in every 4 adults and around one in every 5 children aged 10 to 11 in the UK today. This shows that a large percentage of the UK population is obese, unfit and unhealthy. How did that happen?

Years ago, most Brits lived a healthy and active way of life, people didn't own vehicles, they did manual labor, and consumed healthy food. However, that is not that case today. Many people choose to drive than walk, play a video game than run outside, and high calorie processed food is readily available anywhere.

Realizing the problem, we need to stay healthy and the simplest way is to begin walking. Walking is easy, safe, costs nothing, can be done anywhere and requires no special training or equipment.

Experts agree that you need to walk at least 10,000 steps per day to remain healthy. But how will you know that you walk enough?

Low-cost, light, easy to use, dependable and precise, a pedometer tracks the number of walking steps you take daily so you can see how much walking you really do. It also measures your distance travelled, activity time, and calories burnt. Some pedometers, like the CSX 3D Walking Pedometer, even let you set your target steps to encourage you to walk further.

With the help of a pedometer, you can quickly reach 10,000 steps. You do not need to do it in one walk though; you can spread your walk throughout the day and build up your steps using a pedometer. Opportunities for walking include...

-- Walking your pet dog
-- Walking around the supermarket
-- Parking further away from work
-- Walking to school with your kids
-- Have walking meetings at work
-- Have walking dates with your partner or close friends
-- Walk to see a close friend or neighbour instead of calling or driving
-- Taking the stairs rather than the lift

If more individuals in the UK used a pedometer, they would quickly learn just how little walking they really do. If you want to learn more about what a pedometer can do for you, see the video below. Featuring one of the very best pedometers in Amazon, the CSX 3D Walking pedometer can be your trusted walking partner towards a fitter you!