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 Pedometerâ€”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 Goalsâ€”Begin slowly and work your way up. By setting goals you'll push yourself farther and achieve more.
Mix It Upâ€”Add variety to your routine by changing pace, walking uphill or just changing your route.
Add Resistanceâ€”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