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PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1) A New Approach to Fitness 2) The Origin of Pedometers 3) Thomas Jefferson's Step Counter 4) Choosing a Pedometer 5) Getting Started 6) 10,000 steps per day, the Japanese Way 7) Pedometer Programs to Increase Activity 8) Tips for Increasing Daily Steps 9) Health Benefits of 10,000 steps per day 10) Walking and Weight Loss 11) Healthy Eating 12) Fitness Walking 13) Children and Pedometers 14) Hiking with Pedometers 15) The Amish: A Natural History of Step Counting 16) Walking Throughout the World 17) Successful Aging Appendix A- Body Mass Index Appendix B- Resting Metabolic Rate Appendix C- One-Mile Walk Fitness Test Appendix D- Where to Purchase Pedometers

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Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series America's Walking and author of The Complete Guide to Walking and Walking Through Pregnancy, has written numerous research articles about exercise science and athletic footwear. Formerly editor-at-large of Walking magazine, Fenton was a member of the United States national race-walking team from 1986 to 1991. He lives in Scituate, Massachusetts. David R. Bassett is a professor of exercise science at the University of Tennessee, and a pioneer in pedometer research. His studies have been covered by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today,and countless other national publications. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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