One of the best things you can do when you start to walk is to keep a walking log/diary. Recording the time of day is important as you might find you are happier walking at a particular time of the day. Record the distance if you have a pedometer that tells [...]
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High Gear FitWare FM
FM radio (earphones included).
Adapts to your stride length and provides estimates of calories burned, distance traveled and a countdown timer.
New Lifestyles NL 2000
Uses “strain-gauge” technology that the manufacturer claims gives a more accurate step and calorie count and works better on very overweight people.
7-day memory (good for comparing workouts), a clock [...]
Not sure about you but I have a confession to make. I got all excited about pedometers and thought that walking 10,000 steps a day would be easy. I got myself ready to change my world and then… I realised I walked between 3000-5000 steps a day! A few people [...]
While childhood obesity remains a concern, students at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School are taking nutrition and wellness one step further with Project Appalachian Trail Trek in the 2005-06 school year.
Students will literally monitor their steps toward health with a pedometer as they walk through the school year and mark their paths on Appalachian Trail maps in [...]
In a program called Live It, cycling great Lance Armstrong and other sporting figures will appear in posters encouraging children to be active.
Melanie White, a Coke executive who oversees its vending business in secondary schools and other youth markets, said the program was aimed at sixth graders. She said the company had determined that sixth [...]
“I was sick and tired of being inside all the time.” That’s what prompted Barb Campbell to think about walking 250 miles from her.
That’s what prompted Barb Campbell to think about walking 250 miles from her home in Chaska to her birthplace in Letcher, South Dakota.
Ms. Campbell had delivered mail at the regional [...]
Pace yourself. Start slow and easy, gradually building up to your pace and distance. You should be able to maintain a “conversational” pace - one that enables you to hold a normal conversation while walking without feeling winded.
Shoe sense. Purchase walking shoes at a professional shoe store, where trained staff can fit your exact type [...]