Experts say that to stay fit it is important to be physically active
for at least 2½ hours a week. Walking is one of the best things you can do to
be more active. You don't have to do your walking all at once. You can split it
up. It's fine to walk in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and
For most people, walking is an easy and low-cost way to get moving
and stay fit. Using a pedometer or step counter can help you track the number
of steps you take each day. Then you can set goals to take more steps and be
- Using a pedometer or step counter is an easy
and fun way to track how active you are. It adds up all the steps you take
during the day.
- Using a pedometer can remind you to walk more. A
quick check may show that you need more steps for the day.
- Using a
pedometer can help you set goals to take more steps in a day. You may need to
find creative ways to add more steps, but walking more will help you get more
exercise, feel better, and stay healthy.
How can you get the best use out of a pedometer?