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DAY 6: Tool Tuesday--Pedometer

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

If I am going to keep this blog up for 100 days, I need some framework so I decided that Tuesdays will be the day for discussing the tools I have used to get where I am and that will help me maintain. One of my most important tools is the pedometer. I use a very low tech one that clips onto my waistband and does not connect up with any of my devices. I typically have a goal of 10,000 steps per day and I find that this daily goal keeps me looking for additional opportunities for walking away from my desk whenever possible. If I have had a period of "being off track," the pedometer is one of the first tools I turn to. Just putting it back on and trying to get in the steps (without making any other changes) can get my whole perspective adjusted. Additionally, I like that when I feel tired after a long day, I can see that I did physically move more that day evidenced by a high step count. If you are looking for motivation to move more, I think a pedometer can be a great investment.

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  • PFERG66
    I have the Spark Activity Tracker and for the most part it is an excellent motivating tool. I sometimes have trouble keeping it connected but the tech team is helpful.'
    The pedometer I had was erratic for some reason. Some days my totals for an identical distance would be 100+ steps different.
    The point is that a tracking tool like a step counter is invaluable.
    Thanks for your blog!
    --Priscilla
    1288 days ago
  • WHITECAT19
    Okay, this will sound nuts to you. I ordered a Spark Activity Tracker over a year ago. Guess where it is. Sitting by my computer, still in its packing, waiting for me to activate it! I know using this would help me. So why do I leave it sitting there unopened? So . . . I am setting a deadline for myself. I must activate it before this week is over. If I do not mention it again, could you please harass me?
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    1288 days ago
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