September 19, 2011 10:23 ET

Make Fall Your Most Fit Season of All

Celebrity Personal Trainer and Author Bob Greene Helps You Step Up Your Routine

LAKE FOREST, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Looking to fall back into a fitness routine? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 -- or counting your steps, according to Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer and author of new 20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger. And since the walking you already do is a first step to increasing your mileage and making every step count toward your fitness goal, it's an easy way to keep up a lifetime of healthy habits, starting with preventing unwanted pounds during the holidays. Omron is the creator of multiple fitness products, including pedometers.

Greene says he uses a pedometer as his ultimate walking partner to help him reach his goals. "I recommend walking as an easy cardio activity to step up your fitness routine. And I always bring my Omron pedometer with me. By counting my steps, it keeps me motivated and reminds me to keep going," said Greene.

Counting Steps to Fitness

When you know your numbers, you'll grow your numbers. It's recommended that you take 10,000 steps a day -- equivalent to about five miles -- which can be achieved by walking for 30 - 60 minutes straight or even in 10 minute increments over the course of the day. Using a pedometer can help you figure out how many steps you are already taking, whether it's a few hundred walking to the bus or a couple thousand going out for lunch. In fact, research shows using a pedometer can increase your total number of steps a day by 2,000 or about one mile.

According to Greene, walking your way to fitness can be made even more effective by following a healthy diet and getting enough sleep. Follow Greene's tips to help you get fit:

Tip #1: Step It Up. Not only is exercise the ultimate anti-aging weapon, but brisk walking is a great way to get your heart rate up -- and it's exercise for everyone, from casual walkers to fitness enthusiasts. But don't go at it alone. An accurate pedometer from Omron improves awareness of your activity level, enabling you to set simple short and long term goals and know when you've surpassed them.

Tip #2: Supercharge Your Diet. It's super easy to eat your way to lifelong health with superfoods and superfruits. Fuel up in the morning (before you head out on that long walk!) by supercharging your oatmeal with a mix of rich-colored berries, like blueberries and raspberries.

Tip #3: Sleep Counts. Getting a good night's sleep is imperative to a healthy lifestyle. And, cardiovascular exercise, like walking, is the best natural sleep aid -- even better when you exercise earlier in the day. So start your day with an early morning power walk, and you'll be sure to have a great night's sleep.

Omron Healthcare, a subsidiary of Omron Corporation, is a leading marketer and distributor of medical, home healthcare, and wellness products. For more tips from Greene and to find a pedometer that's right for you, visit

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