Short-term pedometer interventions produce significant health benefits several years later

Research which followed up two 12-week pedometer-based walking trials in adults showed long-term health benefits for the participants four years later.

Participants in the intervention groups in the PACE-UP and PACE-LIFT studies showed significantly fewer cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, as well as suffering fewer fractures, compared with those in the control groups in the studies.


Using pedometers in a short term walking programme boosts long-term activity

Experts have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle three to four years later.

13 March 2018

Pedometer

Pedometers can improve activity levels even when patients use them without support, study shows

Researchers have shown that people can improve their physical activity by just using a pedometer, a handbook and an exercise diary and don't need to rely on one-to-one support.

3 January 2017


Spotlight on Science lecture on 13 October: Step up to Healthy Living

Hear from our experts on the importance of physical activity for health and on ways to increase your activity in everyday life.

7 September 2016