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pe·dom·e·ter

(pĕ-dom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for measuring the distance covered in walking.
Synonym(s): podometer
[L. pes (ped-), foot]

pe·dom·e·ter

(pĕ-dom'ĕ-tĕr)
Portable device usually attached to clothing at waist level, which mechanically registers hip elevations during walking or running. Usually measures steps taken, although some models can be calibrated to estimate distance and energy cost of walking.
[L. pes (ped-), foot]

pedometer

(pē-dŏm′ĕ-tĕr) [Gr. pais, child, + metron, measure]
A device for the measurement of infants.

pedometer

(pĕd-ŏm′ĕ-tĕr) [L. pes, foot, + Gr. metron, measurement]
An instrument that indicates the number of steps taken while walking.
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Using pedometers allows students to see how physically active they are as compared to using our heart rate monitors, which allows students to get in their target heart rate zone to get an aerobic benefit.
Compared to controls, patients using pedometers had greater reductions in weight (weighted mean difference [WMD]= -0.
Thomas recommends that you break up your walk into separate planned sessions (one mile typically equates to about 2,000 steps), or accrue steps as you go about your daily activities--put your pedometer on as soon as you get out of bed in the morning to ensure that all the steps you take are counted.
The Pedometer Challenge lasts for a few more weeks but the challenge to step up your daily walk-k ing is there all year round.
The pedometer, called an Omron, monitors physical activity, which accounts for any type of movement involving the lower legs.
The pedometer challenge is already motivating some of these women to do a little bit more.
Shipping it with a strap, the company tries to ensure the digital pedometer is truly portable, with features like vibration-filtration and smart counting.
Pedometer reliability was contrasted in studies completed with similar pedometers (Chia et al.
The power of a simple pedometer is mindboggling but people get bored so fast," said Striiv CEO David Wang.
During the third meeting, participants were provided more education on pedometers, including how to use them for self-monitoring and goal-setting.