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1/31/09 11:53 A

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Add Steps to Subtract Pounds

Researchers from the University of Tennessee asked overweight women to clip on pedometers to track their steps. They divided these women into two groups. One group was told to aim for 10,000 steps a day (the common recommendation considered to be "active"), while the second group was told simply to walk briskly for 30 minutes, most days of the week (a common--but minimum--fitness recommendation). The study found that the step counters averaged over 10,000 steps daily, while the minute counters averaged between 8,270 to 9,505 steps on the days the DID meet their 30-minute goals, and merely 5,597 steps on the days they didn't exercise for 30 minutes. The researchers conclude that setting your goals in steps (rather than minutes) may be the best way to increase your overall activity.

Action Sparked: If you're having a hard time getting your family into a regular fitness routine, using a pedometer may help motivate all of you. It's a simple way to track your progress, and you can easily continue to beat your past records (even if only by 5, 10, or 100 steps), which your kids will love to do. Tracking steps is another way to gauge the activity levels of your family members--especially for the average deskbound worker or school student. (People with active jobs, such as servers, may exceed 10,000 steps at work alone, but should still plan structured fitness activities.)

Walking less than 5,000 steps daily is considered sedentary, 5,000 to 9,999 is considered low to somewhat active, and 10,000 steps or more is active.


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1/3/09 3:40 A

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Thanks. I bookmarked the article.

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1/2/09 8:43 A

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I liked the article, also. Thanks for sharing. I put it in my favorites for future reference.

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1/1/09 9:23 P

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I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was a great article too. It's funny though, I never thought of sitting as "burning calories" lol
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1/1/09 8:28 P

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This is a great article Jeanne!! I loved it!
I could burn 1298.3 calories just by sitting around all day!

This article really shows you how important exercise is-to get in as much as you can--but also watch the calories.

I loved the links!

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I read this article today, and wanted to pass it along. If the link doesn't work, let me know, and I will copy and paste the article. Jeanne
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