Weight Loss

Step Up Your Weight Loss Program


How do you step up your weight loss program? You can start by adding a pedometer or other similar tools to your exercise and weight loss program. When you monitor your activity, it’s easy to see if you need to add more exercise to your routine.

Benefits of an Activity Monitor

Taking the guesswork out of your weight loss program is a good idea. The more you can simplify your plan, the more likely you are to stick with it, and thus, succeed. The activity monitors on the market today are also capable of tracking more than just activity and steps. They can also keep track of your sleep patterns and the calories you burn.

Pedometer, Fitbit, BodyBugg or Something Else?

Your weight loss program will benefit from using one of these new-fangled devices. You are no longer limited to just a pedometer and there are a lot of trackers from which to choose.

First, decide which style suits you best. Do you prefer the clip-on variety or would a bracelet be more convenient for you? Some devices, like the FitBit have both clip-on and bracelet types available. They also have watch band styles that make reading your results easy. The BodyBugg, Jawbone Up, and the Nike Fuel are some of the top choices for activity monitors.

Second, make sure the device is compatible with your phone or computer. The most important thing is to purchase the features you will use, and not spend extra money on features you don’t need.

10,000 Steps

Yes, you can still track your activity by writing down what you do during the day, or wearing a pedometer to count your steps. As part of your weight loss program, the “10,000 Steps Initiative” is a good place to start if you’re not ready to invest in the above activity monitoring devices. Ten thousand steps a day is an achievable goal that most people should be able to manage on a daily basis.

You may want to work your way up to 10,000 steps a day by starting with 1-2 mile walks. Adding extra steps can be as easy as taking the stairs more often or parking father away from your destination. Once you get into a rhythm, continue to increase the distance you walk until you get to about 5 miles a day, or 10,000 steps.

To learn more about a healthy weight loss program and using walking to reach your weight loss goals, be sure to visit Viance Nutrition. You can learn all about fat loss at Viance.com.

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