New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

UP by Jawbone

Chances are you're reading this sitting down. In today's sedentary society, it is becoming increasingly important to get ourselves moving more. But how?

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 11:01am

Players not alone in burning calories

Usually the tech gadgets of choice in corporate boxes are Blackberries, iPhones or Androids, but for one bigwig in the west stand at Hong Kong Stadium pride of place went to a pedometer.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Walk your way to health

Get your recommended daily amount of exercise by doing something as simple as taking a stroll around your neighbourhood

The US 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week for teenagers.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Steps in the right direction

Try these tips from Pure Fitness personal trainer and nutritionist Chrissy Denton to keep motivated:

1 Be interested. You have to enjoy the activities otherwise you'll get bored.

2 Add variety. Mix it up a bit with aerobics, weights or cardio. Include kickboxing or dance classes. Try hiking or exercising outdoors.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Gabrielle Tuscher suggests getting off the MTR or bus one stop early and walking the rest of the way home. Or save money by getting out of the taxi earlier - preferably at the bottom of a hill - and walking. She also says to buy a fitness ball and sit on it at your desk instead of a chair. You should support yourself by using your stomach muscles and not the small of your back.

7 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Walk of life

UNLIKELY AS IT may sound, a respected nutritionist has heaped praise on McDonald's and suggested it may not be such a bad thing for people to pay a visit.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Not so over the moon about cake calories

If you're on a diet and celebrating the mid-autumn festival this week by tucking into a moon cake, have your pedometer at the ready: it's going to take you 2.4 hours - or 16,000 steps - to work off the calories.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am


HIKERS wanting to know how far and how fast they have walked have until now relied on pedometers. You measure your average stride and enter it into the pedometer, which then measures the number of strides and does a simple multiplication. Cyclists have a far more accurate option with trip computers, but they can be difficult to wire up.

25 Aug 2002 - 12:00am