I have been wearing a pedometer from morning until night since 2001. I record my step counts and distance daily on an Excel spreadsheet. I average the step counts monthly along with my weight and exercise minutes. This gives me concrete evidence of my trends so I can make adjustments if needed.
I used the Yamax SW-651 for years but had to replace it due to the plastic clip breaking. The stopwatch feature is handy to time my exercise sessions. Currently I use the SW-651 at the gym and the CW-701 (metal clip) on my street clothes. Step Into Health sells both series. Buy the safety strap.
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From the time I get out of bed in the morning until the time I go to bed at night I wear a pedometer. Sometimes I forget to take it off when I go to bed, DH says it's so I get all the steps from sleepwalking counted. My goal is to get 10,000 steps per day. I am lost without my trusty Omron pedometer.
This is the pedometer I have and love, Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software. I got it from Amazon.com.
I thought I was "active" until I wore a pedometer. Wearing a pedometer keeps exercise top of mind and helps me make little decisions that add up: parking further away, etc. I look for any excuse to walk more!
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