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Walking to help lower high blood pressure.

I know you encourage us all to walk frequently, but I am wondering, will that help those of us with high blood pressure?
Yes, an AARP Bulletin reported last January that high blood pressure is just one of half a dozen ailments that can be improved by taking regular walks – but at different speeds and durations.

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10 Steps to a Healthier New Year

Mr. Pedometer, it’s January 2019 and I know I need to make some changes in my life to get healthy this year. I just don’t know where to start. Do you have any suggestions?

Since most of our health changes have to do with nutrition and exercise, start with this great article found on the Very Well Fit website. Go through the questionnaire and be honest with yourself. Then instead of trying to change everything at once, pick one thing to change, i.e. decide to get up a half hour earlier each morning and go for a walk before diving into your day. Once you have established one change, go on to another one. Change 1 Thing at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed and give up.

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Stanford Meta Study

Use of pedometer trackers increases step count. See excerpts from the 2007 Stanford University Meta-Study below.

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