Pedometers are devices that are worn on the body or clipped onto a piece of clothing. They calculate the number of steps you've taken in a certain period of time. Many pedometers also calculate heart rate and calories burned. Pedometers can be an effective tool for motivating you to exercise. Whether you're a runner or walker, pedometers can help you reach your fitness goals. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pedometers work, the benefits of using one, and much more.
QSers’ Advice on Using Food/Activity Trackers
Get advice from logging gurus -- quantified selfers (QSers) -- about how to get the most out of your food and activity trackers.
Workout Trackers and Devices
Which exercise tracker or device is best for you? Learn what the features are and which will best support your fitness goals.
Quantified Selfers: Data-Loving Gadget Users
Catch up on the trend of life logging -- tracking every bit of your life -- and how QSers may be on to something helpful.
Fitness Tracker + App = Weight Loss!
Want to get in better shape? Lose weight? Sleep better? There are apps for that. WebMD tells you how to sync your wearable fitness tracker -- like BodyMedia Fit, Fitbit Flex, Jawbone Up, Nike+ Fuelband, or Withings -- with an app to help you reach your goals.
Using Workout Trackers to Lose Weight
How to use a fitness tracker, like BodyMedia FIT, FitBit Flex, Jawbone UP, or Nike+ FuelBand, or Withings Pulse, to help you lose weight and keep it off.
7 Gym-Free Workouts
Don’t like the gym? Then don't go in! Do these workouts instead.
Fitness at Your Feet
Find it tough to make it to the gym after a full day at work? What if your gym were at work? If your office building has stairs, a very effective -- and free -- fitness center is right at your feet.
Step by Step: Walking for Fitness
More than 60% of American adults are overweight, and about one out of three is obese, according to the CDC. In the kid department, 15% of 6- to 19-year-olds are also overweight -- almost double what it was two decades ago. The culprit: a sedentary lifestyle.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: The 30-Minute Workout Routine
Think you don't have time to work out? You do! Intensity is key, especially if you don't have much time. Get moving with this 30 minute "quickie" routine that includes cardio and resistance training for each major muscle group.
Slideshow: Risky Exercises and Better Bets
Workout not working? Who has time to waste on ineffective, risky exercises? Not you. So ditch these seven moves which may not deliver the results you want -- and may even cause injury
Slideshow: Put Tech to Work For Your Health
Health apps can help keep you in tip-top shape. Learn more from WebMD how to make them work for you.
Slideshow: 7 Exercises That Really Work
See how to properly perform seven exercises including squats, lunges, crunches, and the bend-over row. Good technique is a must for effective and safe workouts.