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Part of the reason why a pedometer helps people lose weight is because it forces them to become aware of how active (or inactive) they are throughout their daily lives. You can use a pedometer to reach your goals by being conscious of reaching your daily step goal and making decisions all day long that lead to more movement. Pedometers are a great way to get and stay motivated in your walking routine.

And they’re really simple to use, too. But you can’t just wear the pedometer and expect to get results. You need to know how to read the pedometer and use the readings for weight loss. The pedometer regime, at best, provides a short-term improvement over leading a sedentary life, along with providing a mental boost. It’s not a long-term solution for achieving permanent weight loss.

Plus Size and Already Doing Tons of Daily Steps Many overweight people accumulate well over 10,000 steps a day on the job. We put a group of overweight people on a walking pedometer program to lose weight. Based on the number of steps they normally took, we divided them into two groups. Those who were most inactive had. Taking more steps, ideally 12,000 to 15,000 per day, will help you lose weight and improve your physical health.

Losing just 10 percent of your body weight can. Overview: Pedometer, Step Counter & Weight Loss Tracker App” syncs steps & calories w/ MyFitnessPal and Fitbit! Track your step, walking & weight loss with this free health counter. Lose weight and track walk distance and calories burned using 24/7 step counting from our pedometer, step counter &.

They reviewed nine studies on pedometers, walking, and weight loss. In the studies, overweight or obese adults started pedometer-based walking programs without dieting. Pedometers are pager-sized. You can also convert miles to kilometers. Approximately 2,000 steps equals one mile.

One mile equals 1.60934 km. At the end of the day determine how many miles you have walked by dividing your total steps by the number 2,000. Then, multiply that number by 1.60934. The result equals the number of kilometers you walked. Pedometer technology is booming with hundreds of gadgets and gizmos available to help track your steps and movement.

Heck, your cell phone likely does it, too! But how many steps a day should you aim for if you want to lose weight — and are 10,000 steps a day really the best baseline?An activity-tracking device or app is a newer version of a pedometer, counting more than steps. They also calculate calories burned, and some measure sleep quality, compute calorie intake and even double up as watches. So actually a pedometer can help you lose weight.

Why you should use a pedometer/activity tracker.

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You will need to purchase a pedometer; inexpensive ones sell for under $30 ().

“Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

You will need to purchase a pedometer; inexpensive onessell for under $30 (Hºuſe 1-0).

“Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

But if abdominal fat or a loose waistband allows a spring-loaded pedometer to tilt forward 10 degrees or more, the step count will become less accurate and an alternative location may work better (Crouter, Schneider, & Bassett, 2005; Duncan et al., 2007).

“Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher's Guide” by Physical Best (Program), Suzan F. Ayers, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Mary Jo Sariscsany
from Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s Guide
by Physical Best (Program), Suzan F. Ayers, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2011

The pedometer itself measures the number of steps taken during the day.

“NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
from NSCA’s Guide to Tests and Assessments
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

The pedometer should be worn on a belt to provide an accurate measurement of steps.

“Manual for Pharmacy Technicians” by Bonnie S. Bachenheimer
from Manual for Pharmacy Technicians
by Bonnie S. Bachenheimer
ASHP, 2010

It can be done with a pedometer, with meticulous record keeping.

“Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals” by David Haber, PhD
from Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals
by David Haber, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2013

A pedometer counts the number of steps you take; it is typically worn on your belt or arm.

“Health Opportunities Through Physical Education” by Corbin, Charles B, McConnell, Karen, Le Masurier, Guy, Corbin, David, Farrar, Terri
from Health Opportunities Through Physical Education
by Corbin, Charles B, McConnell, Karen, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2014

The problem with the pedometer lies in its inability to detect changes in intensity and an inability to detect nonambulatory activities such as cycling.

“Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement” by Bruce Abernethy, Vaughan Kippers, Marcus G. Pandy, Stephanie J. Hanrahan
from Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement
by Bruce Abernethy, Vaughan Kippers, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2013

Try placing the pedometer on your ankle or neckline, and again check it for accuracy.

“State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet” by James O. Hill, Holly Wyatt, Christie Aschwanden
from State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet
by James O. Hill, Holly Wyatt, Christie Aschwanden
Rodale Books, 2013

Because of the computational simplicity, this type of pedometer has relatively low power use.

“Geolocation Techniques: Principles and Applications” by Camillo Gentile, Nayef Alsindi, Ronald Raulefs, Carole Teolis
from Geolocation Techniques: Principles and Applications
by Camillo Gentile, Nayef Alsindi, et. al.
Springer New York, 2012

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  • Weird I wasn’t even thinking of getting an Apple watch for just that I think it has some other fun features, but also it can go in the water. At least the Apple watch does more than just fitness tracking so you could always find more reasons for it while others most deff wont be useful unless you’re doing GPS tracking or cross country on a bike or running.

  • I used to always be outside working and I enjoyed it. Water was always necessary. My MS never seemed to be in my way. Three years ago I fell through my attic floor to the garage floor and broke my back, femur, ribs and collar bone. I never thought something like this would happen to me but I think my MS got me dizzy and I stepped in the wrong place. I don’t remember how it happened and I found myself on my garage floor. A horrible time that I don’t like to remember. I ended up in rehab for six weeks to learn to walk again. I came home because I thought it would be better to learn in my environment which it did. It took about 3 months to get my legs strong enough to walk with a walker. This incident has made exercising difficult and getting on the floor is hard and I can’t get up. I have gained some weight but I don’t eat a lot because food doesn’t taste good any more. I got a stationary bike which is boring so I use my computer to help pass time or TV. I know have to be careful walking because falling has become a problem. I feel like MS took away a big part of who I was because it took away what was easy at one point. Thanks for providing more information than

  • I love MFP! I used it a few years ago and lost weight. Then I slacked off and I weigh20 pounds more now. Arrrrgh!!! Haha. I will start tracking again tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder. Just curious, what are your thoughts about the swank diet? I watched your video about the diet you recommend and I’ve heard you say that there’s no magic diet for MS. I was wondering WHY you don’t recommend swank? Thanks for all you do for us!

  • Excellent push for all of us. I got a Fitbit for Valentine’s and it has made me more cognizant of my steps. I saw a report on the news that being Sedentary is just as bad as smoking. I gotta move Doc!

  • Okay, my physical activity actually has increased thanks to my Fitbit. You’re acting like these do nothing for anyone, which is wrong. For me, at least, it’s been very helpful at physical activity. No, not weight loss, but increasing physical activity. What’s being talked about makes things that help people like me be more physically active seem totally pointless, which they’re not. Just because some people in a study can’t be motivated by them doesn’t mean others can’t be. (Plus, you know, most people don’t have constant access to other programs to increase activity.)

  • I have RRMS and was just DX’d at age 43 in 2017. I’ve lost 72 lbs and am sitting pretty at 138. In fact, I just celebrated my 5 month weight maintenance anniversary. I also workout 5 days a week and get in as much NEAT (non exercise activity thermogenesis) exercise as possible. If I have any suggestion to give, it is to look up the Half Size Me podcasts with Heather Robertson and learn how to lose weight with maintenance in mind. The Doc here provided some good starting tips with monitoring CICO (calories in calories out), and tracking with MFP. However, Heather really provides amazing tips, suggestions, and full blown outlines on how to lose weight the maintainers way and most ESSENTIAL, how to KEEP IT OFF. She’s kept her 170 lb loss off for 7 years. This is not a fad diet podcast. This is about how to change one’s mindset and their relationship to food, learn how to lose weight in a sustainable manner, and make lifestyle changes one is actually willing to do for the rest of their life. So, if you’re looking for the typical “lose weight quick and easy, so I can gain it all back and then some” plan, just ignore this…

  • The problem with wearable tech, as I see it, is the false-positive effect. You believe you’ve done good because you hit that 10k steps, you’ve done positive, and you’ve got your positive-doing dopamine. So, you’re going to be more willing to cut corners elsewhere, because you did what you came out to do. All part of the human condition sadly. Though, conversely, it can be better than nothing for those that need a reminder to even start, so not all bad.

  • I think it also has to do with the way the data is displayed. I wore a fitbit one for 2ish years, and found it wasn’t motivating me because I wasn’t looking at it. after upgrading to the Samsung fit 2, that shows the data on my wrist and can vibrate to get my attention, I definitely hit that step goal and active minutes goal more often. Just my anecdote.

  • Interesting. I would be interested in if younger people in the age group had more success using wearable tech versus older participants, and more importantly what the goal of having the device is (i.e. weight loss versus greater managed fitness level).

    More studies please!

  • My neurologist told me he didn’t want me walking much (for example he doesn’t want me using a treadmill). But he did recommend something like yoga. If you own a Fitbit, it will track your calorie loss based on your heart rhythm. It also has a calorie food tracker in the Fitbit app. Yoga is very hard with arm and leg weakness but I make it work. ����

  • I don’t really like that study… It doesn’t compare the usual usecase: A normal person with a tracker vs a normal person without a tracker. And by normal person I mean: Someone who wasn’t put on a low-calorie diet, had group counseling, was advised to be active and so on.

  • OOOOOHHHHHH, I KNOW DIET IS KEY!!
    It is the backbone, It is the meat, it is the Holy Grail, it is how you lose weight.

    If I go to the gym for two hours on a treadmill vs laying bed all day.
    The treadmill might allow me to eat triple the amount of calories vs in bed all day.
    But the two hours on a treadmill would only double my calories vs a regular day without the gym.

    The most calories I’ve burned according Fitbit was 5236 calories, and that day I went on a hike all afternoon.
    The most I’ve eaten in a single day (A cheat day, so i’m guessing) could have easily been 6000 calories. Lots of Ice Cream and Candy.

    So yeah diet is the gold standard.

  • Honestly, eating a lower calorie diet and eating at regular intervals (I never go more than 3 hours without eating) Then introducing a fasted 45 minute walk in the morning has changed my MS. It takes a long time to build up the excercise. I could only manage 15 minutes at first. The fatigue is so difficult at first but it has really helped it in the long run. I’m lucky that I was diagnosed early but I honestly used my MS as an excuse at first. Now it’s the entire reason I’m taking better care of my body. Don’t forget the endorphins exercise releases. My mental health is a million times better.

    I’ve found your videos so useful and I’m currently recovering from my first round of Lemtrada. I don’t regret my decision at all so far.

  • Thank you Dr for this great idea,Calculate our calories with the help of technology. I will start doing it from now. Thanks once again.

  • I used to use Noom app it was very helpful. That was before I lapsed was doing a lot of exercise and walking. It tracks steps and workout routines.

  • I might also rightfully point out that losing weight is not the same as losing fat. The point that they “also weren’t more fit” addresses that, but please be more specific in the future. Losing weight means nothing. Losing fat is far more important.

  • I, personally don’t like those kind of apps, because I don’t think they promote a healthy relationship with food. I guess they’re ok for a short period of time, just to get an idea of how many calories you eat, but more than that, nope. It’s fine to learn what is more or less a normal portion so you don’t overeat, but when you start seeing all your meals as just a sum of calories, that can put you in a very dark place. Besides, because you’re only counting calories and things like carbs, there’s a risk you avoid healthy food like fruit, nuts, etc, because they’re caloric or rich in sugar or in fats in favour of things that have a very poor nutricional value, but they give you the “right numbers” in the app.

  • Hi Dr B! Someone wants to lose weight? GET TWO PUPPIES (sorry, I know I’m repeating myself)!
    Have a wonderful week everyone! The sky is blue and the sun is shining in Austria:-)
    Lots of love
    from Anna <3 <3 <3

  • I put food app on my phone will give it a try. In wheelchair and no to water exercise as no help to even make that happen Adressesed with dr and neuro no advise or care but need to lose to at least keep doing what little can

  • I have a fitbit for work. If I reach a step goal set by employer each month, I get a discount on insurance premiums. It hasn’t helped me lose weight, just stay active and save money. The cost of the device was paid for in the first 6 months.

  • I for one find exercise with a goal just really difficult. But, first came pokemon Go. Gave me a goal. A place to reach (even if it is complete shit). Then, after tiring of PG, I lost interest in exercising. Then I found Resources GPS MMO, and now run/bike at least 2 miles a day.

    Not technically a “wearable device” but I do put my phone in my shirt pocket.