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Wear A Pedometer From Morning Until Night


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I have been wearing a pedometer from morning until night since 2001. I record my step counts and distance daily on an Excel spreadsheet. I average the step counts monthly along with my weight and exercise minutes. This gives me concrete evidence of my trends so I can make adjustments if needed.

I used the Yamax SW-651 for years but had to replace it due to the plastic clip breaking. The stopwatch feature is handy to time my exercise sessions. Currently I use the SW-651 at the gym and the CW-701 (metal clip) on my street clothes. Step Into Health sells both series. Buy the safety strap.
- Submitted by CLASSY76 4/18/2010 in Exercise | 7 Comments
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JANIEWWJD 4/18/2010 2:13:00 AM

    I also wear a pedometer all day. It has really helped, but I haven't been recording my miles everyday. Thanks for the idea. emoticon emoticon
ANTIQUEGYRL 1/15/2011 12:32:00 PM

    I have a problem remembering to put it on, how does everyone remember? emoticon
BRINDA01 9/9/2010 10:06:00 PM

    I used to do that and it worked for @ 2 years... I need to go back to that! Thanks for that reminder! emoticon
2RCSATHOME 4/18/2010 10:51:00 AM

    I know how great it is to see those numbers-it really WORKS-WEAR A PEDOMETER!
KATRENIAH 4/18/2010 9:09:00 AM

    I wear a pedometer all the time as well - except for when I shower - and I log my numbers here at SP. It has really shown me how little I walk when I'm not working.
PEDAL-PUSHER 4/18/2010 8:19:00 AM

    I have an Ohmron and only take it off to shower, change and swim. It is in a pocket or clipped to my undies even in bed.
KEEPONMOVIN2 4/18/2010 2:22:00 AM


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