I have a few blog posts to write this week that are around health and nutrition. This has always been something that was important to me, but it has become so much more important since having children. I know that opinion is polarised as to which is more important between diet and physical activity, but I can’t personally prioritise one of those over the other. Without a good diet, it is difficult to find the energy to exercise, and exercise is important both for physical and psychological health.
Unfortunately as we get older, exercise doesn’t feature so heavily in our lifestyles. This is rarely a conscious decision, but life gets in the way. As soon as you cut down on exercise, it doesn’t seem unusual to drive to the shop or the doctor’s and before you know it, you have become virtually inactive.
When I was given the opportunity to review the Ozeri 4×3 Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer, I jumped at the chance having always wondered how much exercise I did each day when you include running around after children and walking the dogs. Before the product arrived though, my dad realised that he needed to change his lifestyle, and in particular take more exercise. I therefore decided to test the item on dad, since it was probably aimed more at people who didn’t exercise than people who were curious as to how many calories you burn running after a toddler.
The pedometer has just four buttons, so it is exceptionally easy to use. Dad and I set it up together, then he slipped it in his pocket and he was good to go.