Can wearing a pedometer help with weight loss?

Activity is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight. In this video, bariatric surgeon Neil McDevitt, MD, of Trident Medical Center, explains how a pedometer can help you get a handle on your weight.
James O. Hill
Nutrition & Dietetics
Wearing a pedometer can be a great motivator to walk more each day. You need feedback if you're going to change a behavior, and pedometers are the best way to get accurate feedback about physical activity. Most people consistently overestimate how they walk and are surprised when they see the reading at the end of the day.

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