Want to step it up? Try a pedometer

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Want to step it up? Try a pedometer

For about $20, you can buy a basic pedometer and begin tallying your steps. To get started, wear your pedometer throughout the day for three consecutive days. Add the total number of steps and divide by three. This is your baseline number of steps. From there, you can start setting short-term goals, such as adding 1,000 steps a day. Or work up to 10,000 steps a day, the amount recommended for adults by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Last Updated: 2011-10-07
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