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If you feel like your tummy isn’t as tight as it used to be or that spring in your step is now accompanied by a generous jiggle, then you might be thinking that extreme diet and exercise is the only way to rid yourself unwanted pounds. Not necessarily— pedometers are a great way to get active, and most importantly, help improve your health and wellness
Studies show that these fun little gadgets that have been a fan favorite to power-walking grandmas all over the country are surprisingly beneficial when it comes to reducing blood pressure and weight. "Our major result is pedometer users increased their physical activity," Dena Bravata, MD, said in an article called "Pedometers Get You Moving" on WebMD
. Bravata is a senior Rresearch scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine and a doctor in private practice in San Francisco.