A pedometer (also called a pedometer) keeps track of how many steps you take per day. Pedometers come in all shapes and sizes. Do you have a smartphone? Chances are that your phone will already count how many steps you take. If not, there are various apps with which you can keep track of how many steps you take. You may not always have your phone with you. Then a pedometer that you can attach to your pants or a sports bracelet might be something for you.
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What are the benefits of a pedometer?
Do you want to exercise more? A pedometer can help you with that. A pedometer gives you insight into how much you move per day, and it stimulates you to move more. Plus, it makes you feel good when you reach your goal.
Tips to take enough steps every day
Daily life is already quite busy, so where do you get the time and energy to take enough steps? We have listed a few tips for you that you can easily apply.
Tip 1: turn on your pedometer
It may sound like an open door, but step one to move more is turning on your pedometer. Not every pedometer turns on automatically.
Tip 2: set a goal for yourself
Achieving a goal makes you feel good, right? Therefore, set a goal for yourself. Note: 10,000 steps is not a realistic goal for everyone. For example, agree with yourself that you will take 7,000 steps today. Challenge yourself by raising the bar every week.
Tip 3: Find a walking buddy
Do you find it difficult to exercise enough every day? Then find someone with whom you can go around the block together. This way, you have a stick behind the door, but you can also motivate each other to move more. Moreover, walking together is a lot more fun than alone.
Tip 4: take the stroller more often
Do you also notice that you usually take the car for short distances? Sin! You can also cover small miles on foot. So take the stroller more often.
In our article about more exercise, we give you even more tips to easily exercise more every day.