Over the last 6 months it seems like the pedometer business has increased tremendously. Who would have thought that people would go nuts over a pedometer?
Some people tend to panic when the phrase “working out” is mentioned. I think I have heard it all; “I hate exercising”, “ I can’t do that, I am too clumsy” or my personal favorite “I hate to sweat”. I get that engaging in physical activity isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea..but maybe it can be (and should be). Why? Other than the fact that exercising has extreme benefits to your health such as decreasing risks for MANY diseases, it also increases your chances of longer survival- along with improving the quality of it.
Here is an example how it can be more “bearing”
All of us here at AHF received Fitbits for Christmas (THANK YOU ERIC!!) and let me tell you, I quickly became addicted! I keep checking my steps via my mobile app. (apple and android friendly- we have a slight phone rivalry at the office) Our first week into this and I am noticing that Eric keeps beating us all, so the competitive nature in me makes me want to get more steps. I have been going out of my way to get up and get moving just to get more steps in. We’re slowly transforming this into a friendly competition. (trash talk kept to a minimum). Who knew having a pedometer would be so much fun!
Weather you realize it at the time or not, you become more aware of your fitness by having this little gadget on you. Make a friendly competition between your friends or co-workers. Set goals and incentivize yourself along the way. The results may shock you. SO LET’S GET MOVING :)