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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.

pedometer

device for counting the number of strides taken in a given period or event. Almost all modern pedometers also provide estimates of distance covered and average speed, based upon a user-entered mean value of stride length.
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Immediately before leaving school at 2:45 PM, students put the pedometers on and were reminded to only take the pedometer off for bed or water activities.
An initial meeting was held on each unit for day and night shifts to explain the overall study goals and provide information about the pedometers and documentation.
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.
Pedometer use benefits patients with musculoskeletal diseases, too
I reply that I am simply trying to add steps to my pedometer and I encouraged her to write a shopping list that should include some hard-tofind items in the Co-op so that I could walk up and down the aisles searching, searching, clocking up the steps.
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.
Employees were excluded for the following reasons: pregnancy; diagnosis or treatment of cancer; any other condition that could impact on physical activity; non-compliance to the pedometer wear; and participation in non-ambulatory physical activity (such as swimming and cycling) that might not be captured or be inaccurate through the pedometer reading.
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.
0-megapixel camera on the smartwatch module (an improvement over its predecessor which had camera in the strap), dust and water-resistant IP67 certifications, control TV (featuring IrLED sensor) and offer personal fitness coaching via value-added applications like Exercise (comes with Standalone mode and Companion mode), Pedometer along with Heart Rate sensor, Sleep and Stress app (needs to be downloaded separately).
The managers at two Cooperative stores in Atherstone were each fitted with a pedometer, which they wore for an entire working week, collecting sponsorship for every 1,000 steps taken.
For the study, four men and 22 women in the age group of 40 and 66 completed a 12-week program in which participants wore a pedometer every day and received emails twice a week offering nutritional and exercise tips.
so get off that sofa and claim a free pedometer and a copy of 100 Best Walks from the popular AA series.