Pedometer Walking: Stepping Your Way to Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness
We all know that walking is the best form of exercise there is. It doesn’t cost anything, yet it yields immeasurable results.
Mark Fenton and David R. Bassett’s book, Pedometer Walking, is truly unique. According to the Editorial Review: “Covered in this guide is a history of step counting - Jefferson was a fan, and a pedometer was designed by Leonardo da Vinci - advice on choosing a pedometer, and a guide to starting a pedometer program, with looks at successful ones in the US, Australia, and Europe. Aside from the pedometer itself, "Pedometer Walking" may be one of the most important exercise tools in years.”
Pedometer Walking is a very welcome and timely book by experts. Quality pedometers, by simply counting your daily steps, are excellent and clever tools to motivate, measure, and improve your personal daily walking habits.
The book is packed with practical advice on how to take full advantage of walking for your health with a reliable pedometer. It stimulates vascular health, improves blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, and contributes to the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.
This 6-week program encompasses the goal of achieving 10,000 steps a day. In a study that was done in Japan, it was found that individuals who walk 10,000 steps a day “tend to have a normal weight compared to those who average 6,000 steps a day.”
Thus, each week you increase the number of daily steps taken. Pedometer Walking teaches how you can reach each week’s goal by incorporating “steps” into your daily routine. By utilizing the tips and suggestions in the book, readers can find unique ways to add additional steps to their daily walks. This book allows you to take a conscious and deliberate approach to better health.
For those who have actually practiced the technique, they have seen results not only in their appearance and strength, but are losing weight as a result. This book also
helps you to select a good pedometer, how to use it accurately, and how to determine the total number of weekly steps.
As one doctor commented about the Pedometer Walking book, “It can stimulate many to improve the quality of their daily life and easily adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle by regularly walking with a pedometer.”