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Why should I use a pedometer?

It is recommended that adults should take a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. A pedometer will help you keep track of how many steps you're actually taking. It is a great motivational tool and keeps physical activity on your mind rather than an afterthought. Physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and disorders that are related to lifestyle, such as increased triglycerides and cholesterol levels, obesity, glucose tolerance, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and strokes. More importantly, some research indicates that discontinuing (or significantly decreasing) physical activity can actually lead to a higher risk of chronic diseases that are related to lifestyle.

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