Health - 10,000 steps

Friday, April 11, 2008

So there is this US website called Shape up America, and it's based to help fight obesity. They have a special section aimed for child obesity and a new all age program called 10,000 steps. This is not the first gimmick the government has sponsored to help get people in shape, and by no means will it be the last.

So what makes this one so special that I am adding it to my blog?

Simply, this is one that finally makes since!
Yes that's right, they found a way to make people to busy or lazy to get in shape, do some movement and with out any expensive equipment or dedicating time to work out.

The simplicity to this program can be summed up in three steps:

1) Buy a Pedometer
2) put it on every day
3) take 500 more steps then you did last week.

A pedometer is simply a step counter, they are low cost, some times less then 5 usd, and easy to get. Amazon, Walmart and most pharmacies carry them, and they are small and easy to use.

Taking 500 steps may seem like a lot, but going from your car to the bathroom in your job then to your desk or work station is probably about 300 steps. I started this program already and in just a few weeks with out dieting or any additional exercise, I have lost about 3 pounds.

It may not seem like a lot, but I ate ice cream for desert for a whole week, literally!
Take a look and give it a try, it can't hurt and wont cost you more then a few cups of coffee.

10,00 steps program link here:

Amazon Pesometers Link here: Amazon Pedometer List