How To Set A Pedometer

How to set a Pedometer: In an ever-changing world, the standards of everything are changing. Technology did good to human beings in several aspects, but it also made them physically less efficient as it took movement and physical activities away. The realization of this fact made men consider incorporating exercise into their routine. Among the helpful tools, a pedometer is top of the list in tracking physical activity and reporting it in several steps.

Pedometers are known for their smaller size, affordability, wide availability, and easy usability.
So, let’s have a look at the pedometer setup! how to set a pedometer instructions

How to set a Pedometer Setting up step length:

Setting the size of steps is not a requirement for all pedometers as most of them work without any input from the user. However, some pedometers demand the average length of user step to calculate the total walked distance. To confirm the status of your Pedometer’s input, check its operating manual. If your Pedometer needs an average length of your steps, follows the below guidelines:

  •  A measuring tape will be your first hands-on tool to find your average step length. After grabbing measuring tape, start walking in a straight line and stop at a random step like on step number six and use the tape to measure the distance between your feet’ heels.
  • Pedometer models are different, so the input method for all of them would also be other. However, a most common way is to press the “Mode” button and keep pushing it until the miles traveled reading is displayed. Then press the “Step” button, which will show the step length setting, usually 30 in (75cm). Now you can use the related buttons to set the average length of your steps on the Pedometer.

Putting the Pedometer on

Pedometers detection systems work on recording the number of bumps or shakes they feel during the day. When we walk each step of us feels like a bump to the Pedometer thus the displayed number is a good or nearly exact measurement of the steps you took during the day.

Thus, for a good detection of your steps Pedometer needs to be attached to your clothes or your body.

  • The commonly used pedometers can be clipped to pockets or the waistband of pants, or the belt. However, to get most pedometers they need to be attached to the center of the thighs. The pedometers with safety bands can be attached to the belt to prevent any possible falling incident.
  • Checking Pedometer: checking the Pedometer for the steps detected is best before going to bed. It is the time when you finished walking a day. To check the Pedometer, remove it and have a look at the number displayed. To reach your fitness goals, you can increase the steps walked per day, record the number, and pride the accomplishments. I suggest you gradually increase the number of steps.

Be consistent every day

staying consistent is key to success in all fields, and the same fitness goals. To remain consistent, put your Pedometer on after getting up from the bed for the next few days. Remove it before going to bed, check the displayed numbers, and repeat it every day. You can keep a notepad to keep a record of each day’s steps. These steps would help you stay motivated and consistent. Holding the record would also make the Pedometer become part of your routine, and you will not feel its presence.

The goals to wear pedometers are different from person to person. Many people wear to stay in shape, and some of them want to maintain their health standards. For such people, it is easy to stay motivated as they move by setting small and defined goals for themselves.

Their goals change as they increase the height of the challenge from day to day or from week to week however also stay within their grasp. Avoiding unrealistic goals needs to be avoided to reach realistic goals.

A Pro-Tip:

To be more fit add movements to your routine besides walking. Pedometers are not made to record just the steps you walked and the shaking, repetitive, up-down movements. They can also record the actions one has taken during other exercise activities.

The point that needs to be noted here is the difference in your average stride length during those exercise activities, so the displayed reading might be wrong. The activities mentioned below are the ones Pedometer can record your steps for:

• Hiking
• Rope jumping
• Running
• Stairs climbing


Pedometer and Calorie Count:

A general rule of thumb about the relation between weight loss and calorie intake is that you lose more weight if you burn more calories or take a smaller number of calories in your food. You can use a pedometer to calculate calories you burned by walking if you are only opting for walking as an exercise in your daily routine. You can collect the steps from your Pedometer and use an online calorie calculator to find the calories burned. The result will be based on the distance you walked. By adding the result to your basal metabolic rate (BMR), you will get the calories spent per day.
I am enlisting few methods to help you get more from your Pedometer. Let’s have a look!

Short Walk Distance Measurement

This method is for distance measurement if you are using a hallway, gym, or large room.
1. The first step is marking a known distance, for example of 20 feet, and measuring it.
2. Walk at your natural speed to cover that distance and count the number of steps you took to protect it.
3. To get your step length, divide the number of steps by the number of feet.

Long Walk Distance Measurement

The long walk distance measurement method is considered more accurate in defining the average stride length than the short walk method. To use this method, you can select a football field of known distance from the goal line to the goal line and then:
1. Count the steps that you took to cover the distance between goal lines
2. Divide the number of steps by the distance if it’s 300 feet in the example, we take divide it by 300.

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