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  • The Omron HJ-720-ITC - A Pedometer Favorite

    2 posts, 2 voices, 826 views, started Jul 9, 2010

    Posted on Friday, July 9, 2010

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      Using a pedometer really lets you know how much activity you are getting throughout the day. I used to think I was getting enough exercise just by my daily routine (which incorporated a good deal of walking - or so I thought), until I started wearing a pedometer. Now I know that on an average day (without trying to increase my steps) I only clock about 5,000-7,000 steps.  

      Wearing a pedometer makes me more conscience of how much exercise I get or need throughout the day. I’ve heard many times that 10,000 steps a day is all you need. Yes, it’s all you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but if you want to lose weight you need to do at least 12,000 steps a day. There are many ways to increase the number of steps you are taking. Here are a few:

      Always choose the farthest parking space
      Walk around while on the phone
      Walk every aisle in the supermarket
      Put away laundry one item at a time
      Walk around (or pace) while watching TV  

      These small adjustments add up!

      I’ve been using the Omron HJ-720-ITC for a couple of years now and it is still one of my favorites. There are several things I like about this pedometer:  

      It is very accurate (I’ve tested it a number of times when I first got it)
      It is quiet (no beeps!)
      It tracks total steps, aerobic steps, distance, calories burned, fat grams burned
      It comes with software to easily download your walking record and watch your progress over time.
      It stores 7 days of information on display, 41 days stored in memory
      There is a safety strap so if the pedometer falls off, you won’t lose it.

      However you choose to increase your steps, the pedometer is a worthwhile and inexpensive way to do it. The Omron HJ-720-ITC is a little more expensive than some of the other pedometers, but its accuracy, reliability, and software make it well worth the price.  

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