Benefits of walking

When I was younger there used to be a show come on television.  I can’t remember the name, but I remember the song.  If you remember it, let me know the name.  But the song said something like:  Exercise, Exercise, Come on everybody get your exercise – Hands on hips”.  

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I should’ve listened more to it.  But I didn’t.  Exercise is something that I struggle with.  I have joined gyms, bought treadmills, tried DVDS and even took a Zumba class.  I guess the only thing I really stick to when it comes to exercise is walking.  I don’t think that is a bad thing though.  Walking has a lot of benefits.

Some Benefits of walking:

It can lower the rate of weight gain

It can give you more energy

improves your mood

improves your heart health

How much you need to walk depends on your age, your weight, your health.  It depends on the individual. There is several different walking charts available online.  Your doctor may even be able to give you a proper routine that will work for you. 

So once you set a goal for yourself, you should really start keeping track of your walking.  How can you do that? 

There is many high tech items you can buy that will do amazing things.  But if your on a budget you may not be able to afford some of those items.  There is also items that is easier to use, less high tech and less costly.

Like a Pedometer.

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What is a Pedometer?

A Pedometer is a device used to estimate the distance traveled on foot by recording the number of steps taken. Some Pedometers like the SC1 are referred to as Multi-Function as they track Steps walked, Miles traveled, Calories burned and the Time spent walking.

Why do Pedometers Work?

A Pedometer can act as a motivational tool. An electronic coach that encourages you to take more steps to reach a goal.  What gets measured, gets done! For example, let’s say your goal is to reach 3,000 steps when you are starting out. You notice at the end of the day, you have only taken 2,500. Most people will want to go for a quick walk to achieve their goal. Moreover, most will also try and beat their previous days step counts.

I suggest the one I was sent to review.  It is available on Amazon

This one cost $21.49 and works great.  I have had it a couple weeks now and have been able to test it. 

  • Simple Activity Tracker, Improves your Health, Digital Coach Encourages you to Increase Steps
  • Accurate Calorie Tracker Encourages you to Achieve your Daily Goals
  • Large Display / Small Size make it a Smart Step Meter for Men, Women & the Elderly
  • Multifunction Pedometer with Pause function & Low Battery Warning keeps you counting steps longer
  • Super Sensitive Step Sensor & 7 Day Memory Recall allows you to check past days’ performance

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The features all work perfectly.  The clip fits tight and stays in place.  So far I haven’t had any problems with it at all.

So are you thinking about walking?  If so be sure and head over to Amazon and pick up one of these pedometers from OZO Fitness.

DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

 

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