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Using a Pedometer to Get into the Shape of your Life - Above and Beyond
Getting fit is often the goal for many of us come New Year, yet the majority of us fail in the first month. Give your fitness efforts a boost with a Pedometer.
By: Above and Beyond
Buying a Silva Pedometer is a wise choice. The range consists of a variety of options that allow you to track your progress and really see what you are achieving. The Silva ex30 Pedometer is the top of the range and allows you to see where you are with your training and allows you to record your progress with ease. It comes on a lanyard with safety break option to ensure you don’t strangle yourself.
Features to look out for are as follows;
Recording the time you spend training can often be as important as the distance covered. If you are preparing for an endurance event then making sure you get used to running for set periods of time can be more important than the amount of time covered. When I used to swim regularly, my coach always made sure I knew I was getting the same time in the pool as the Swimmers covering an extra 40 lengths in a session and the same applies when running and walking.
Monitoring the distance you have covered is excellent if you are building up your training for an event. It allows you to progress through distances and know that you are getting your required mileage. This is just as important for the new runner / walker who wants a sure sign that they are getting fitter and stronger.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you use up more calories than you consume then you will lose weight (and vise versa). Monitoring how many calories you spend every day and how many you consume means you can monitor whether you should be losing or gaining weight. (Obviously consuming good calories from healthy foods is important)
The average Britain walks between 3-4000 steps a day, the British NHS recommends you walk 10,000 steps a day in order to improve health significantly. This can sound a lot but with a few small changes such as walking the dog further, getting off the bus at an earlier stop it can be easily achieved. A pedometer helps to monitor this and allows you to know exactly the kind of number you are doing on a daily basis.
Buying a Silva Pedometer is a wise choice, we recommend the following;
Silva ex30 - http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/
Silva ex10 Plus - http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/
There are whole range of Silva pedometers available at - http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/