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Today we are talking about what I called “The Shoe Boot Express” Thats right WALKING.
It's nice out now (April) and if you're bored with your workout – take it outdoors. It makes a difference to me, maybe it will to you as well. I watched another episode of “I Can Make Your Thin” with Paul McKenna and this week they talked about how fit people walk 6,000 steps a day, and overweight people take 4,000 steps a day.
How long does it take to make up the missing 2,000 steps? About 15 minutes according to Paul. So I went looking into pedometers and was amazed at how inexpensive they are. I picked up one at Wal-Mart for 8 bucks (they are as low as 5 and as high as 13). However this cheap piece of crap made in China didn't work. I took it back and exchanged it and this one (same model) seems to be working. It calculates distance, it measures my target steps for the day, calculates the amount of calories burned.
Remember with all exercise to consult your doctor and start slow. Don't start out walking 10,000 steps (which is what the pedometer says to shoot for). Start out walking 2 blocks, then 3, then 4. Work into so that you don't hurt yourself. In the “I can make you thin” episode this is used to speed up your metabolism. If you think you are stuck with a slow metabolism, you are wrong. Exercise can boost your metabolism.
Books About Fitness Through Pedometers
Pedomter Walking: Stepping Your Way to Health, Weight Loss and Fitness