One the most underrated gadgets in my opinion is the pedometer. They are worn at the waist and count every step you take. They are surprisingly effective at helping people move more. According to a study done by researchers at Stanford University people who used pedometers walked about 2,000 more steps (close to a mile) compared to those who weren’t counting steps.
After reading this, I knew that I had to put on a pedometer and give it a try. It turned my day into a contest against myself — I started finding ways to move more to boost my step count. I found myself choosing parking spots far from the door, just so I would have to walk a further distance. The elevator no longer was an option as I chose to take the stairs.
Since I have a competitive nature, I decided to give one to my co-worker and make it a contest against her. It was funny to see us both arguing over who would distribute faxes throughout the building or walk across the street to check the mail.
Pedometers are a fun and easy way to get the entire office on board to better health. USimprints has several custom pedometer styles and colors available. Contact us for a quote and free virtual proof so you can walk a few extra miles in your shoes!