How many steps did you take today?
Fitness is on the rise and with the availability to well developed pedometers, the way to track your fitness efforts has just gotten easier.
The American Heart Association states that walking, as a form of fitness, has the lowest drop out rate than any other activity. And not only is it easy, for most to do, but 30 minutes of walking or moderate physical activity a day can offer many benefits:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Improve blood lipid profile
- Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
- Enhance mental well being
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
- Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
What I love about Walkadoo:
~ daily text messages of my step goals
~ an awesome and easy site to access my progress and well as build friendships
~ the flexibility to work with different pedometers
I’ve been using the FitLinxx Pebble for the past month, with a sleek design, it lays close to the body and doesn’t snag or get pulled off as I’ve had with other pedometers. However, the Pebble does not display your steps yet uses a light up system to inform you of your daily progress. You simply tap the Pebble 5 times to “wake it up” and then it lights up, in a circular motion. The more you move, the more your circle is complete. The Walkadoo site does show your progress and I do get text messages on my daily progress as well.
So, with the help of my Pebble and Walkadoo, I plan to set fitness goals and watch my success build along with my support group, good nutrition, and cool technology. 🙂
What about You? What pedometer do You use to track steps??