Wellness Tools: The Benefits of Walking with a Pedometer

Walkingspree’s USB pedometer provides many health benefits to your employees.



When it comes to working out and getting fit, there is no shortage of health and wellness plans that promise to improve your workout and increase your long-term results. However, with all of the various types of exercise equipment that is available to people looking to lose weight and get healthy?from fancy indoor workout machines and accessories, to tennis shoes built using advanced technology?how are you supposed to know which equipment will actually benefit your corporate wellness program in the long run?

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A pedometer is a small device that counts the number of steps you take, and can also be used as a basic tool to measure your activity level over a given period of time, leading to a healthier and more vigorous lifestyle. Most pedometers are the size of a matchbox and can attach to the waist of your pants, making them easy to carry with you at all times.

One of the biggest advantages of a pedometer is the fact that it can catch small increases in activity, such as walking up the stairs or taking a quick walk around your neighborhood. Over time, your employees will begin to recognize these small bits of walking which would normally escape their attention, and it can help them assess their activity level on a day-to-day basis and motivate them to move more.

Many studies have shown that people need to walk at least 10,000 steps a day to maintain an active lifestyle and to burn 20% of their caloric intake from that day. Pedometers are built to track your progress and your step count during walks, making it easier than ever for your employees to reach their goal of 10,000 steps per day and receive the many benefits that come with such workouts. For example, walking with a pedometer at a brisk pace can help to lower the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also help to improve circulation, reduce stress and build physical and mental stamina.

The advanced Walkingspree USB pedometer provides the most accurate step count available today. This accelerometer pedometer also accurately tracks aerobic steps, calories burned, fat reduced and tells time. It even tells you how far you’ve walked, then stores these figures for six weeks. Plus, Walkingspree eliminates the need for self-reporting, which can sometimes be inflated. With our pedometer, employees just plug in the USB cable and run the auto-upload program for accurate tracking of their activity achievements. It’s quick and easy.

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With valid measurements, your program can create competitions, provide meaningful rewards and maintain engagement. Accurate steps also translate into measurable results, better employee buy-in and energized participation. That means your physical activity program is sustainable for the long term.

To learn more about Walkingspree’s #1 ranked pedometer, be sure to contact us today to learn about the many health, wellness and financial benefits our corporate-sponsored wellness program can have for your company.

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