Get a Free Pedometer and Step Your Way to Better Health

Looking for a free pedometer? Below you'll find three ideas on how to find one. Please note that I don't actually have any pedometers to give away!

I am just providing some ideas for how to find one for yourself. But first, read more about the 10,000 steps a day challenge to learn how to use a step counter to create a leaner, healthier you!

And now, as promised,

How to Get a Free Pedometer

1. It may be easy to find one in your community. Because of their popularity, they are often used as promotional items for health and wellness companies.

For example, I received one from my health care provider. Give yours a call. They may have some if they have a marketing department.

2. If you belong to a gym, inquire there as to whether they can offer you one.

3. Have a smart phone? There are many free pedometer fitness apps.

How Good is a Free Pedometer?

The quality is certainly a question as these items can be made from inferior materials. Look for one that is durable and won’t fall apart after a few uses.

You might consider purchasing one intead. And for less than $20, you can purchase one of the best models available. Have a look at this list of top rated models to find the best pedometer for you.

Research has shown that increasing your step count is an effective way to become more fit, lose weight and even lower your blood pressure.

If you aren’t walking 10,000 steps per day, give it a try! You’ll feel better and have more energy too as you become stronger and fitter. Here are some great ideas for how to add more steps to your day.

How Do I know if My Pedometer is Accurate?

First, make sure you are wearing it correctly. Clip it to your waistband, directly above your knee and parallel to the ground. Do not put it in your pocket because it can lean to one side, causing it miss some steps.

Next, test its accuracy. Here’s how you can check yours for accuracy.

  • Put on your pedometer and set it to ‘0’.
  • Take 20 steps, then check how many steps it has logged.

It should have counted 20 steps. If it’s off by more than two steps either way, check the placement of it on your body. Remember to place it directly above your knee. Try the test again.

If it still doesn’t count 20 steps, consider purchasing an accurate one for a small fee. It’s better to pay for a high-quality item than to use an inaccurate one. Here are the experts' recommendations for the best pedometers.

Continue to test your device for accuracy every few months.

When you use a pedometer, you’ll be on your way to improved fitness. It’s a motivational tool that can help you focus on becoming more active throughout your day. Take the 10,000 steps a day challenge and you’ll enjoy the benefits of improved health in a few short weeks.

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