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Pedometers get people walking, study finds

Original post made on Nov 21, 2007

Just in time for the holiday season and celebratory meals, Stanford University researchers have concluded that using pedometers gets people walking -- and they become more active generally.



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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2007 at 3:26 pm

How about getting everyone on your list a pedometer for Christmas, Hannukah, or whatever.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 23, 2007 at 5:11 pm

What's a good pedometer? I know someone that has one that doesn't work well.


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Posted by Pat Markevitch
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:11 pm

The Palo Alto Recreation department had been selling them at cost over at the Lucie Stern Center. I have one and it works great. Just be sure that when you place it on your waistband that it sits directly in line over your kneecap. That will give you the most accurate reading.


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Posted by anon
a resident of another community
on Nov 24, 2007 at 9:58 pm

i walk 10-12 mi. a day, found a good pedometer is the Omrun HJ112. very accurate, easy to use


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Posted by Sanford Forte
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Nov 24, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Here's a starter list for pedometers
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Here are some reviews
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more reviews
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