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How do I use a pedometer to help me achieve my fitness goal?

Edward Phillips
Physical Therapy
Start by buying a basic pedometer. Then determine your baseline by wearing the pedometer above your hip for three days from the time you get up until bedtime. Divide the total steps taken by three. For example, counting 10,935 steps over three days sets your baseline at 3,645 steps per day. Each week, add 500 steps until you reach your ultimate goal (perhaps 10,000 steps a day).

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