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Walking Pedometer -- Your Health Partner In The UK

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Obesity is estimated to affect around one in every four adults and around one in every five kids aged 10 to 11 in the UK today. This shows that a huge percentage of the UK population is overweight, unfit and unhealthy. How did that happen?

Years ago, most Brits lived a healthy and active lifestyle, people didn't own cars, they did manual labor, and consumed healthy food. Nevertheless, that is not that case today. Most people prefer to drive than walk, play a video game than run outside, and high calorie junk food is available anywhere.

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

Experts agree that you need to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps each day to stay healthy. But how will you know that you walk enough?

Cheap, 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 actually do. It also determines your distance travelled, activity time, and calories burnt. Some pedometers, like the CSX 3D Walking Pedometer, even let you set your target steps to urge you to walk further.

With the aid of a pedometer, you can easily reach 10,000 steps. You do not have to do it in one walk though; you can spread your walk throughout the day and accumulate 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 good friends
-- Walk to see a good friend or neighbour instead of calling or driving
-- Taking the stairs instead of the lift

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