A few steps toward a healthier life
Walking is a great way to stay healthy. In fact, walking 10,000 steps a day is widely recommended by health and fitness professionals. And when you track your steps with a pedometer, like the Omron HJ-303, studies show you're likely to increase your total number of steps a day by about 2,000, or 1 mile.*
Warm Up First-Before your walk, stretch (arm circles, hip circles and leg lifts) to get your blood flowing and reduce the risk of injury.
Use a Pedometer—Omron Pedometers are the partners you can count on when you want to accurately track your daily routine and help you reach your recommended 10,000 daily steps.
Set Goals—Begin slowly and work your way up. By setting goals you'll push yourself farther and achieve more.
Mix It Up—Add variety to your routine by changing pace, walking uphill or just changing your route.
Add Resistance—Include some upper-body exercises as you walk, such as arm reaches or carrying water bottles in each hand to increase your calorie burn.
*JAMA. 2007; 298 190:2296-2304