After all, if your reading this blog post then you know that PedometersUSA.com is all about being into fitness. And since you also must take your personal fitness regimen seriously, isn’t it about time you help your family and friends join up with you and start living a more active lifestyle? You and I, and most of the country know that obesity is one of the biggest concerns of the medical profession. In fact, it’s estimated that by the year 2020, 8 out of 10 men and 7 out of 10 women will be overweight or obese. This study was conducted by Oxford University, by a professor, Klim McPherson. While data suggests childhood obesity may be leveling off, the picture for adults is "less optimistic".
Not only will people be fatter, but the incidence of diabetes, stroke and heart disease will dramatically increase, the report added.
It said: "Unlike the recent report on child obesity, which showed some indications of a plateauing or at least a significant reduction in the rate of obesity, the future projections for adults are less optimistic."
Some 41% of men aged 20 to 65 will be obese by 2020 and a further 40% will be overweight, the new predictions show. Meanwhile, 36% of women will be obese and 32% will be overweight. Among those aged 40 to 65, 44% of men and 38% of women will be obese while 40% of men and 32% of women will be overweight.
Obesity shows no sign of decreasing among adults and the incidence of associated illnesses, such as heart disease will rise, said the report.
According to the study, there are already more men who are obese than who are of a healthy weight and, by the end of the decade, obese men and women could outnumber those who are overweight. "We are being overwhelmed by the effects of today's 'obesogenic' environment, with its abundance of energy-dense food and sedentary lifestyles."
Joe Korner, director of communications at The Stroke Association, said: "Obese people are more likely to suffer a stroke, which can leave people with paralysis and communication problems. "But you don't have to become a statistic; you can do something about it. "By eating more healthy foods and taking regular exercise you can help reduce your risk of stroke."
This is where the PedUSA PE298 Talking Walk-Fit Pedometer comes in. The PE-298 Talking Walk-Fit continuously monitors your steps, distance, time walked, and calories burned. It has a 7-day memory and when you activate the Talking Button it announces each function.
It Announces Steps, Distance, Calories, and Time. It has an easy replaceable battery that can be changed out by use of a mini screwdriver that comes with the pedometer. It also comes with a clip removal and has an open/shut protective case. It also comes with a CR2032 battery so there is no need to purchase one.
This just might be the best possible #StockingStuffer you can give this year. Who knows, by taking that first step to walking themselves fit, you just might put your friends and family on the road to embracing a healthier, more active lifestyle. If so, you may just have laid out your plans for next Christmas’s gift, maybe a Smartwatch/Activity Tracker ? If so, you don’t have to travel far to find the best one to fit each friend’s needs. Just go to PedometersUSA.com and their knowledgeable staff of fitness experts would be happy to help you make the right selection.
Merry Christmas and A Happy and Fit 2019!