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Pedometers are instruments that measure the distance traveled on foot by registering the number of steps taken. Whether taking a walk during lunch with colleagues, or spending time outdoors with family and friends, every step counts towards physical activity. Pedometers have been proven to be successful in motivating people to walk more. So why not borrow a pedometer from the Library for a three week period!

These pedometers are offered through a partnership between Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Public Library.

For more information on how to use the pedometer, click here.

Set your daily step goals and track your progress by logging on to and entering the code SC11TNZF8.

To fill out an evaluation to be eligible for a monthly City of Ottawa fitness membership, click here. (Monthly draw ends March 31, 2012.)

To view books related to physical activity, click here.