Australians walk the most, taking an average of 9,695 steps each day. Americans stroll the least (5,117 steps each day) of all the industrial countries surveyed.*
Let’s get stepping. Maybe Americans put down their step tracking device. I know I do.
*source: American Council on Exercise
I previously wrote about activity trackers with enlightenment to keep you safe:
It is good to question things and ideas; this is what instills knowledge that we use and share for a lifetime. Hopefully, for a long and prosperous, healthy and enjoyable life.
Yes, that is my wrist pictured wearing an activity tracker. I still prefer to go with the old standby of a wristwatch and listening to my body. If my body keeps on ticking, I expect the same of my self-winding mechanical watch. 🙂
I am not disregarding the “latest greatest thing.” I am saying, to each his/her own.
But, for the right results, you want to use the tracker as another tool, not the only device. Get the best advice from your allied health team where you will find your friendly neighborhood personal trainer to supplement your lifestyle choices that will last a lifetime.
Best of health to you and goodbye.
(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)