Thursday, 7 November 2013

I Would Walk 10,000 Steps

Just over three weeks ago you may remember me going on about how I wanted to lose some weight? Well, I'll be honest, I've not lost much, just a couple of pounds. I'm not good at dieting, although I am able to cut out the bad stuff, I really don't like to feel hungry at all. I'm also not good at exercise, especially with my dodgy joints. One thing I do like is walking so I've been looking into how I can use this to help me get a little fitter.
I have been reviewing an Ozeri Pedometer for the last week. I have found that on average I walk about 5000 steps a day at about 6 miles per hour. To keep fit it is recommended to walk around 10 000 steps a day. So I have to double my amount of walking.

Some tips for increasing your walking are:

get off bus early and walk rest of way home or to work.
walk to the station instead of catching bus or taking car
shop locally if you can
walk the children to school
walk the dog.

Making walking more fun will help you too,

find a walking partner to chat to while you walk
get an mp3 Player
plan interesting walks
join a group of ramblers

Finally,some tips to help you get the most out of your walking,

walk regularly
build up the time you spend walking
Make sure your shoes are comfortable
walk at your regular pace
walk 30 to 90 minutes a day
keep your back straight and look ahead of you to release your chest and shoulders
tense your abdominal muscles to train them, too.

Taking what I can from this advice I plan to be walking 10000 steps every day very soon. I'll let you know how I get on.

Pedometers are useful because they record your steps. To start you need to record your steps every day for a week, total them up and divide them by seven to get your average daily amount of steps.

The Ozeri 4x3 motion digital pocket 3D pedometer is a neat little pedometer which fits neatly into any pocket or purse. It even has a back light so that you can see it in the dark. The 3D tri axis sensor supplies accuracy in any position. It has many features like being able to tell you how far you have walked, how many calories you have burned, how many miles per hour you walk and how long you have been walking for. It also has a built in clock, sports timer and and calendar. 
To set up the pedometer you have to measure how far you travel in ten steps and divide it by 10 to get your average step distance. This means that this is an incredibly accurate pedometer. Once set up it is really easy to use and so useful in tracking your steps, distance and calories burned.
It comes with a battery and a little screwdriver for when you need to change the battery. It also has a strap but I have found I like putting mine in my pocket, it is so slim and light I just don't notice it.
The Ozeri Pedometer is currently £15.95 (was £39.99) and is available from Amazon.

I received an Ozeri Pedometer for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and so is my flab but I'm willing to share that if you want some ;)


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