Well, being somewhat of a technology geek and seeing that the iphone’s touch screen will help simplify some of the processes in my clinic, I went out and purchased a 3G iphone on July 11th. I woke up at 5am, had some coffee then headed out to the AT&T store near my house. I was about the 25th person in line; I was fine with this but it was a CHILLY Portland morning. I made some friends, only a couple of people became a little aggressive but nothing came of their aggressiveness. In fact, one of the angry people in line was actually a person from craigslist getting paid to stand in line for someone…..I guess he was just doing his job.
To cut to the point of this blog; I was searching through the new iphone/ipod touch applications and found “Steps”. This is a program that utilizes the movement sensors in the iphone as a pedometer. It uses the data from the motion sensors to tell you how many steps you have taken. Now, some of you may be aware that there is a 10,000 steps movement going on around the world; it is a great and simple movement that encourages people to increase the number of steps they take per day to 10,000. The average person takes between 5000-7000 steps per day. Sedentary individuals may get as few as 2000-3000. By using a pedometer…..or more important to this blog, your iphone, to measure your daily steps. By using this information you can gradually increase the number of steps you take to finally reach 10,000; studies have shown that this will help you lose weight, feel better and even decrease your risk of having cardiovascular disease.
Portland’s a GREAT city for this program and I am in the process of writing a brief but informative booklet about how to do it properly. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-866-9739 for more info. For those of you who would participate but have knee, ankle, hip or back pain, call to schedule an appointment with me and I can tell you if the tools I have can help you live pain-free and function optimally.
Remember, Optimum Function = Optimum HealthDr. Tim Irving DC, LMT, Nutritionist Optimum Function 819 SE Morrison St. Suite 230 Portland, Oregon, 97214 www.OptFunction.com www.FunctionalDetox.com www.YourOptimumNutrition.com Soon: www.10GrandSteps.com Yours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health