Why a pedometer is required during walking, running and jogging for weight loss

A pedometer is a small devise, which has significantly affected the lives of many people. Thomas Jefferson is credited to have invented this devise over 200 years ago but without the today’s more elaborate LCD displays. It tracks your movements progress whether running, walking or jogging.

It will tell you how much you have moved in any single day so that you can establish if you are achieving your objectives. All pedometers will count the number of steps you make in a day but some do estimate the distance covered and the calories burned.
Today’s pedometers Just as invented by Thomas Jefferson use a small metal arm that moves every time you make a step. This movement is recorded as a step on the display.Its real function is to count the number of steps that you take in a day. It is best to attach the devise to your belt. You should aim to have it near your hip borne. Many people buy a wrist pedometer.If you are a woman you can clip it the front of your bra. At all times you should ensure that your devise is upright otherwise it will not work correctly. It will measure all the movements you make in a day including walking bending etc.
You can use your movement monitoring devise to monitor the number of steps you make in a day. To lose weight you should aim to make 10,000 steps a day. Making ten thousand steps may appear a very large number of steps almost impossible to achieve.
The good news is that most people cover bout 4000 steps in a typical day. You probably only need to come up with another 4,000 to 6,000 steps in a normal workday. If you’re walking at a brisk pace, that’s about a 30 to 60 minute walk! You will reach your target if you walk for 30-60 minutes a day.By taking 10,000 steps you will have many benefits but this may not suit everyone.

Taking 10,000 steps a day is like walking 8 km or approximately 5 miles. This may not suit everyone because adults vary in physical fitness.If your average is 3000 steps a day, you should increase your steps gradually to 4,0000. If you are able to consistently reach 4000 steps per week you should move to the next level. Work towards a goal to at least 10,000 steps a day.If your objective is to lose weight you hour you will l burn approximately 280 calories by just making 10 000 steps per day at a speed of less than 3 km per (I assume you are inactive and you make 3000 steps in a day carrying out other chores) but remember you will have walked for almost 1 hours 50 minutes.If you are an adult and your steps per day are you make 3,500 to 5,000 you will be classified as inactive but if you make an average of 6,000 to 8,500 in a day you are considered active. However those whose average steps per day is 7,000 to 13,000 are considered to be highly active. To avoid childhood obesity and achieve normal growth it is recommended that children should achieve 11,000 to 13,000 steps per day. In this way they will be able to boost fat loss.

To lose weight or burn belly fat use the movement monitoring devise to determine how active you are. Keep a daily log of your devise readings and take an average every week. Set activity goals for the following week.

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You may want to take 2 days rest for your body to recover if you are highly active. Remember you can use your pedometer to monitor your progress in walking, jogging or running. Many people are now using pedometer watches.