People Using Pedometers Develop Healthy Habits Lasting for Years

Scientists from St Georges University Hospital in Tooting, UK, find that using a pedometer (step counting device) can form a habit lasting for years and significantly reduce the risk of the heart attack or broken bones.People Using Pedometers Develop Healthy Habits Lasting for Years

The team of researchers conducted an experiment in which 1,300 people were encouraged to count steps, keep a diary, and talk to a nurse about walking more. After the end of the experiment, people who spent 12 months counting steps had still got the exercise bug four years later, according to the researchers.

Lead researchers professor Tess Harris who says: “An extra half an hour walking a week is not much to ask but it can really reduce your risk of a heart attack, fracture or strokes. It works out at just five minutes a day.”

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