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Pedometers Help Us Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure

Pedometer Users See Good Results

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.

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hlcdlc hlcdlc 9 years
I have one as part of of my health insurance plan at work....we can earn 'miles' (that convert to cash) based on the number of steps we walk and we upload to a website that tracks it for us. Pretty cool! I figure if I am going to work out anyway, why not earn $$ for it?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow I think this is something I might need to invest in.
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
I love using a pedometer. My doggie needs a lot of exercise and this motivates me to keep going for her. Plus it helps me too, of course. This one looks really cool.
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I need one, too...I think it wold help me lose weight. I think a lot of people don't realize how stationary they actually are.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I want one for Christmas :) I agree that it would keep me motivated to walk farther. Silly how the little things help us SO much...
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
A friend of mine didn't realize she had a very passive lifestyle until she bought a pedometer. She was way under the healthy recommendation of a minimum of 6000 steps and buying a pedometer actually kicked her butt and made her more active. Now she makes sure she gets her 10 000 steps every single day.
Le_silla Le_silla 9 years
I really want to buy one, now i'm sure Does anyone know silva pedometers
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