Don’t forget to change the time back an hour in your pedometer today.
If you are using the Omron USB Pedometer (HJ-720IT) to change the time, press SET and hold it down until the hour start to flash.
Then using the MEMO button scroll through the time time is correct.
Please double check that you have the correct AM and PM or your pedometer will reset at noon instead of midnight.
Then use the SET button to scroll through the minutes, weight and stride length until it is back to steps.
p.s. Don’t forget that Monday noon is the deadline for Halloween entries. The competition so far is stuff with some great creativity and fun photos.Leave a Comment »
One step, two steps, three steps, 10,000 steps
Velcome my stepping friend!
It’s Halloween time again, a perfect way to take more steps and have fun at the same time. And if you’re likely dipping into the Halloween goodies, a great way to burn off some calories too. To help motivate you to take more steps this Halloween, whether it’s out walking with your kids from house to house, dancing up a storm at a Halloween party or traipsing to the door handing out treats, we’re offering you this challenge.
Send us a photo or a video of you wearing or holding your pedometer with some sort of Halloween theme in the picture and you’re eligible to win a $30.00 gift certificate from Amazon.com. You can be dressed up, or you can be in front of a Halloween decorated yard as long as it’s Halloween theme related. The winning photo or video will be posted on the WalkingSpree blog. You must have your pedometer showing in the photo or video or you won’t be eligible for the prize.
All entries must be in by noon EST. Monday, Nov. 3rd.
Send your entry to email@example.com
Some tips to keep you on the straight and narrow this Halloween. Here’s a handy treats calorie calculator to figure out how many steps you need to walk off those calories.
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MyFamilyDoctor’s Twitter contest for a free magazine subscription is drawing to a close this Wednesday. WalkingSpree was thrilled to hear that one of our tweets was chosen for one of the “Favorite Creative Tip” options to vote for.
So go on over and vote for WalkingSpree’s tweet:
“walkingspree: when I buy groceries with my kids, I take the opportunity to teach them about reading food labels”
or any of the tweets that you liked for that matter:) There are lots of great suggestions on how little steps add up to big effects in your health.
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2. When cooking or eating out, plan for leftovers
3. Buy generic and store brand foods
4. Buy in bulk as Sam’s Club, BJ’s, or Costco
5. Try planting your own produce garden at your home
6. Check serving sizes of frozen foods to see if cost can be reduced while maintaining nutrition.
Back in Skinny Jeans has a great post on 5 ways to Avoid or Stop Stress Eating.
“It’s no surprise that with all the economic tension many people are relieving stress by over eating or eating when they really aren’t hungry. Stress eating is a common issue when it comes to weight management, so here are 5 ways to help you avoid the trap of eating out of anxiety and worry:“
Next week I will compare and contrast prices of inexpensive food choices. Have a great week!!
If you remember our Micro Steps for Micro Media challenge we had last week that inspired many steppers to fit in more steps throughout the day. We now want to let you know of a new challenge from My Family Doctor Magazine that also follows along in that concept with their first Small Steps Twitter contest.
In order to celebrate what My Family Doctor Magazine has wonderfully dubbed National Small Steps Day inspired by blogger Mark Salinas’ post One Step at a Time, you’ll have the opportunity to win a free subscription to My Family Doctor Magazine.
They want you to:
Answer the question:
What small steps are you taking for your health?
Tweet your ideas throughout the day next Tuesday, October 21.
Type #step in the tweet.
This is a great incentive to build off your micro steps for micro media challenge. For every #step contest tweet you make, put in those 140 more pedometer steps. Just one more reason to keep those numbers going up and up.
This contest is over today at midnight. So get stepping and tweeting right now!
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