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Pedometers As Motivators

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Can wearing a Pedometer actually help you to lose weight, increase your aerobic fitness and feel better? You bet.
Air Date: 12/4/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Cherilyn Hultquist, Phd
Cherilyn Hultquist, Ph.D earned her Masters and PhD from University of Tennessee (2004 and 2007) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Her main areas of interest are investigating physical activity patterns and the barriers and motivational factors that ultimately influence the decision to live an active lifestyle or not. She also teach group exercise classes at a local gym.
    Pedometers As Motivators
    A pedometer senses your body motion and counts your footsteps. This count is converted into distance by knowing the length of your usual stride.

    Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance can be a great motivator, one that really helps you lose weight and feel great. A pedometer senses your body motion and counts your footsteps. This count is converted into distance by knowing the length of your usual stride. Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance is a great motivating tool
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