There is little dispute that walking is one of the best, cheapest and easiest things you can do for your health.
What if there was a small, inexpensive device that was proven to boost your fitness, help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure? Would you use it, especially if doing so was nearly effortless?
Jane Bonin does. She has for the past eight months and swears by it. “It's just a way of tricking yourself into doing the right thing,” says the 73-year-old writer and former college professor who lives in Washington.
Hundreds of people at the Office of Management and Budget have one. They've got them at the White House. More than 3,000 Stanford University employees have tried them, as have people in various workplaces.
And yet, buying a pedometer is not the first — or second, or third — piece of advice you typically receive when you turn to someone and say: “I really need to get in shape, but I hate exercising. What should I do?”Read »