New research has found that people who use a pedometer to measure how far they walk lose more weight, exercise more and have lower blood pressure than those who do not. Whether or not those who use the devices are more motivated in the first place, just benefit from the assistance, or both is still undetermined. What's more? Those who wear a pedometer took an average of 2,000 more steps a day.
This is great news since pedometers are an inexpensive way to get motivated and start walking. I personally like the VIA from Highgear ($20). It's simple and works well, and easy on the wallet — three positives in my book. Buy it here.
What about you? Do you use a pedometer? Let me know in the comments section below.