Pedometers are portable, battery-operated electronic devises which count each step a person takes during daily activity or exercise. Worn at the hip or belt line, clip-on spring pedometers detect the motion of the person’s hips which activate a spring to move a tiny bar inside the pedometer to record and display the number of steps taken. More advanced pedometers, known as accelerometers, will use piezoelectric motors which more accurately measure changes in pressure and acceleration. A good pedometer will allow the wearer to enter their stride length, which in turn can more accurately determine distance traveled in miles or kilometers. A GPS pedometer will use global positioning to measure distance traveled with pinpoint accuracy.
How will using a pedometer help motivate you to exercise more? The very simplest core function of every pedometer is to count steps. An exerciser that is committed to better well-being and improved levels of fitness will set daily or weekly goals. Fitness professionals have set the recommended benchmark of 10,000 steps per day (the estimated equivalent to 5 miles or 8 kilometers) to promote an active lifestyle for getting fit and losing weight. By using a pedometer when walking, a person is more likely to push a little farther or longer, or work out more vigorously, to achieve their personal goal or goal prescribed to them by a doctor, trainer, or exercise app.
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