Doctor Patt Freedson from University of Massachusetts is almost finished a study to evaluate a new type of pedometer made in Japan. It’s being tested against the Yamax Digiwalker (which I have). Apparently it has a more advanced way of measuring step count: it counts regular steps as well as aerobic steps. [...]
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As I’m about to cancel my gym membership and focus on going walking more, it’s nice to see articles which confirm that medical studies are showing that going for walks can be as beneficial as gym membership.
Here’s one of the study’s findings from scientists at the University of Pennsylvania:
179 overweight people followed a [...]
I’ve been hunting around for research on pedometers, and found this interesting study just completed in Canada where Grade 5 and 6 children in 65 schools were given a pedometer for a week.
At the end of the period it was found that, on average, students made over 12,000 steps on weekdays and approximately [...]