Pedometers For Sale-Exercise With Pocket Pedometers
Pedometers For Sale-Exercise Begins With Pocket Pedometers
A long time ago I had a goal to lose weight and get back in shape. At the time that meant I had over 80 pounds to lose. I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life - and have ever been since then, too. Having spent a lifetime being in amazing condition from growing up around farming, livestock and parents who insisted that we participate in unending activities, my weight gain was unacceptable to me. I had to investigate the Pedometers For Sale in my city to achieve my final goals.
At the time I didn't know how I was going to accomplish my weight-loss goals, but I was determined and began gathering information about where to start. I knew I didn't want to go to a gym and had tried exercise classes and never stayed with them long enough to feel a difference or notice a size reduction. As a result, my waistline got bigger, I became more lethargic and depressed and simply gave up on anything that meant sweating in front of people.
I didn't want to go to a gym, because I didn't want to be around a group of people who were in great shape. I felt embarrassed. I felt ugly and I felt fat. That's when I decided to begin my weight loss program with walking.
To record my laps on the track, I began by using a bead counting string, which consists of a string with a row of beads on it and you hold it in your palm and move a bead each time I went a lap (a golf stroke counter was what it really was).
The string only held ten beads, so I was quickly looking for an walking pedometer to replace my beaded 'pedometer,' once I graduated to walking past ten laps. Although that time frame seemed to take forever, it only lasted about three weeks.
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If you are a beginning walker at the most fundamental level and want to start a walking program (or any exercise program) then please get a complete physical first if you need to take these things into consideration:
- You have not been in any exercise program in one year or more.
- You have not or are not exercising now and you are over the age of 65 years old.
- You have heart problems, are pregnant, and have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes.
- You feel pain in your chest when your heart rate is accelerated from exercise or increased activity.
- You feel dizzy or light headed. This might mean something more serious so don't ignore it and have it checked out.
- You have any other conditions that might prevent you from completing a walking program.
Be honest with yourself.
Wear comfortable clothes that don't restrict your movements. I began my program during the Spring months and wore comfortable walking shorts and a loose fitting top with a bra top underneath. I bought three of these outfits and a pair of cross training tennis shoes to begin with. The outfits lasted for three sizes smaller as I reduced my weight.
The track next to the house required that I actually get off the couch and go somewhere where I felt comfortable and it forced me to be accountable to a walking schedule. Hence the need for a good pedometer that didn't give me inaccurate readings.
Your step pedometer should not falsely record steps, should be easy to read, not re-set itself on its own, and have a readout on the top of the pedometer for quick reading if you clip it to your waistband or wear it around your neck on a string.
Start walking by using both arms and legs in a walking motion. No matter your walking style, move forward at a pace that isn't a leisurely stroll. You're out to make a difference, so walk a faster pace than a normal mall walk - By the way, malls are great places to go early in the morning on rainy days with a pedometer. Try not to slow down or over stride.
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Pick a pace you can sustain and maintain throughout your walk. For instance, start out with two miles (4 laps on most tracks), examine your progress each week and increase it one lap if you can (or more if you can). A goal that lowers your risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, and breast cancer is to walk seven hours a week.
Don't use wasted motion - Keep your movements fluid and tight. Squeeze your muscles, carry light weights if you are capable. Stay aware of your surroundings if you walk alone. Music iPods will keep you from hearing surrounding noises that might mean your safety is being jeopardized-stay alert.
Habits don't begin until you have spent 21 days doing them so create a goal that you can keep for 21 days and then you'll have a walking habit. Be consistent for best results.
If you start with 15 minutes walking a day then add five minutes a week onto your walk. Get a walking partner to hold you accountable. Make sure they are as interested in their health and using proper technique and equipment as you are. A Chatty Cathy or Boring Ben aren't doing you any favors. Maybe your pocket pedometer has to be your walking partner for awhile.
Congratulations! Never look back - You're not going that way!
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