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Pedometer Health Research Studies

Have pedometers proven themselves to be useful tools for maintaining health and fitness? We report on health research studies of pedometers.

Walk 2000 More Steps a Day and Never Gain Another Pound
A researcher says that 2000 more steps per day is the answer to keeping weight off. Here are ways to add more steps to your day.

2000 More Steps and 100 Fewer Calories: Family Study Shows Results
The America on the Move Family Study teamed using a pedometer to track 2000 extra steps per day and 100 fewer calories. Those who used the pedometer and Splenda to replace calories were more likely to reduce their body fat.

Cheap Inaccurate Pedometers Could Hurt Fitness Efforts
Cheap inaccurate pedometers should not be used for public health efforts, according to results from a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2006.

Counting Your Steps - Pedometers Motivate Walkers
Wearing a pedometer can motivate you to achieve 6000 or more steps per day and reduce your health risks.

Don't Cut Your Steps Per Day
If you've been successful in increasing your step count, don't slow down. A researcher found scary health results for those who started walking less.

How Many Steps Per Day Are Enough?
What is the right step count target per day? Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke has been studying pedometer walking has recommendations.

How Many Steps Per Day Do Children Need?
A study found that boys and girls need more steps per day than adults to prevent obesity.

Keeping Weight Off with America on the Move
Over a million people are learning to keep weight off with the America on the Move STEPtember program. Dr. James O. Hill discusses keeping weight off with pedometer walking.

Pedometers are the Right Exercise Prescription
A study finds that sedentary patients given a pedometer by their primary care physician were more likely to increase their walking.

Pedometers Promote Weight Loss without Dieting
Pedometer research studies show success in helping people lose weight. A review of pedometer research showed steady weight loss when using a pedometer even without dieting.

Pedometers Proven to Increase Exercise
A study shows women wearing a pedometer took more steps during the day vs. those encouraged to walk 30 minutes a day who did not wear a pedometer.

Pedometers Work for Weight Loss - Blood Pressure Control - Exercise Motivation
Good news if you are hoping your pedometer will help you on the road to better health. A review of pedometer research studies show they really work.

Pedometers Work to Motivate Fitness and Weight Loss
The President's Council of Physical Fitness and Sports says pedometers are a great way to get moving.

Walk Like the Amish
How many steps per day are enough to keep you trim and prevent obesity? A pedometer study of an Old Order Amish community showed that their average man logged 18,000 steps per day and their average woman logged 14,000 steps per day, and they had one of the lowest rates of overweight and obesity of any community in North America.

Wear Casual Clothes - Burn More Calories at Work
A study finds that dressing casual at work leads to people logging more pedometer steps and burning more calories.

Pedometer App Boosts Walking
A study of 80 Android phone users found they increased their steps per day when given a pedometer app.

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