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,
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 an smart phone? There are many free pedometer fitness apps.
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
Research has shown that increasing your step count is an
effective way to become more fit, lose weight and even lower your blood
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.
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
Next, test its accuracy. Here’s how you can check yours for accuracy.
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
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.