Every Step Counts: Pedometers & Accelerometers Can Help

Jul 7 2014

Parents are constantly searching for ways to get kids moving and to keep them active for a lifetime. The proven benefits of regular physical activity, combined with a growing interest in interactive technology, have sparked the development of physical activity monitors that can track an individual’s daily physical activity and caloric expenditure. Physical activity monitors give users immediate feedback on their daily progress with eye-catching graphics and motivational information. These devices can provide a fun way to involve everyone in the family by setting individual and family goals that can be easily tracked. As the number of available devices increases, a basic understanding of their types, capabilities and common features is important to aid in determining the most suitable physical... View Article