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Fat Kids Dupe Docs, Rig Pedometers

(Newser) - Researchers couldn't understand why the pedometers they had attached to obese children showed they got plenty of exercise—until they realized they were counting dog steps, reports the BBC. Several of the London 11- and 12-year-olds taking part in the study simply attached the devices to their pets' collars. More »

Walk It Off: Pedometers Push People to Lose Weight

Researchers note significant drops in blood pressure

(Newser) - New research suggests that wearing a pedometer can significantly increase a person's daily physical activity, which in turn can lower weight and blood pressure. Pedometers, small devices worn on the hip that count steps, can cost as little as $15. Overall, pedometer users increased their physical activity by 26.9%,... More »

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