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Wear a Pedometer Watch

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Creative Commons License photo credit: CobraVerde

The pedometer, but more importantly the pedometer watch, is a great utility for inspiring yourself to exercise. If you wear it on your wrist all day it will track how much you’ve been walking around and this will allow you to see the plain hard facts about your daily routine.

What I would do, if I were thinking about starting up an exercise routine, I would first wear a pedometer watch all day and let it count my steps. This would establish a baseline because it would show me how much I’m moving without really putting any effort into it. Let’s say I walk 100 steps that day. Well, now I have something to improve upon. I can build a routine that uses the base line as a jumping off point and I can slowly build up my momentum by walking a little bit more every day until I’m walking 1,000 – 1,000,000 steps a day. Then I’d be in great shape!