ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Omron Pedometers - Helping You To Monitor Your Progress

Updated on April 15, 2013

Omron Pedometer

Walking For Exercise

Walking is a great way to take exercise. It's a low impact, low injury risk workout that anyone can do. There's no need for any special equipment and no need to visit the gym - so no monthly membership fees!

You can fit walking into your daily schedule whenever you like - there are plenty of opportunities available to you. 

Walking for just 30 minutes a day can make a difference. If you can gradually build up to 10,000 steps daily - which is about five miles for the average person - you will soon feel better and look better.

Health Benefits Of Walking

When you look at the list of the benefits that you can get simply by walking a little more often during the course of your day, it looks like an advert for some new wonder drug - or maybe the latest miracle vitamin supplement.

However, these benefits are proven and well established. Check them out below:

  • Reduced risk of heart problems and stroke.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Improved heart and lung efficiency.
  • Improved bone density and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Helps you to sleep better
  • More energy
  • Reduced risk of certain types of cancer
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced body fat
  • May help to stave off Alzheimer's disease

It's quite a list - and all those benefits are available with no more than small changes in your daily routine.

Building Walking Into Your Daily Routine

It can be hard to believe that all of those health and fitness benefits are available just by increasing the amount that you walk each day. But that's exactly what walking offers you. And there are plenty of ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.

  • Leave the car in the garage and walk to work/school.the shops.
  • If you do take your car then park it in the far corner of the parking lot - so that you have further to walk in order to reach the entrance.
  • If you use the bus or the subway, get off one or two stops early and complete the last leg of your journey on foot.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator every now and again.
  • Take a ten or fifteen minute walk around the block during your lunch break.

Of course, if you have the time, then you could always set aside 30 minutes or an hour sometime during your day, fire up your mp3 player and step it out. The miles - and the minutes - will just fly by when you're listening to your favourite music.

One of the problems with walking, especially if you opt to fit it in piecemeal as described in the bullet point list above, can be monitoring your progress. If you can gradually build up to 10,000 steps a day on a regular basis, you will soon see, and feel, the results of your activity. One way to help you track and record your progress would be to get hold of a pedometer.

These will display your results in terms of the number of steps taken, the distance covered, the time for which you walked or the number of calories burned. It can really help you to see the progress your making and help to keep you motivated.

You can wear a pedometer on your belt - but most modern pedometers can be carried discreetly in your pocket, your handbag or your briefcase if you prefer.

You can even get digital pedometers which will connect to your notebook or PC via the USB connection. These let you load your stats into your PC for analysis and help you to track your progress.

Omron Pedometer With USB Connection

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)