Keep track of exercise with a digital pedometer
Regular physical activity helps improve overall health and fitness, and reduces the risk for many chronic diseases.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults, aged 18 to 64, get a minimum of two and a half hours of moderate intensity aerobic activity, plus at least two sessions of muscle-building exercise each week.
For adults over the age of 65, the recommendations are the same, as long as individuals are generally healthy and have no limiting health conditions.
Walking is a great way to get the recommended aerobic activity each week. Experts say breaking activity up into 10-minute intervals can also help individuals reach their exercise goals.
Using a product like the Digital Pedometer with Calorie Counter may also help individuals keep track of their exercise.
This product measures distance walked, time elapsed, and calories burned while walking. In addition, the memory captures data so results can be compared and progress can be checked over an entire week of activity.
The CDC's website, CDC.gov, offers more information on the amount and types of exercise recommended for individuals of all ages.
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