Omron Healthcare & Fitness Expert Bob Greene Partner to Encourage Americans to Walk for Exercise Greene Recommends Using an Omron Pedometer to Track Steps Daily

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob GreeneOprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the new book 20 Years Younger:  Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger – is teaming up with Omron Healthcare, Inc. to encourage Americans to walk everyday to improve their overall health and feel better.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only 35 percent of adults over the age of 18 engage in regular leisure-time physical activity. In 20 Years Younger, Greene suggests walking as an easy cardio activity and recommends working up to a goal of 10,000 steps per day.  Research shows that using a pedometer can increase physical activity by about 2,000 steps – or an extra mile – each day, demonstrating that the Omron pedometer is a great motivational tool that can push you to go further and reach your goals.

"Walking is my favorite exercise because so many people can do it and its benefits are so diverse," says Greene.  "I recommend tracking your steps daily with an Omron pedometer because they are very accurate and easy to use.  Omron pedometers are really a walking partner you can count on to motivate you and remind you to keep going."

"Bob Greene is one of the leading fitness and wellness experts in America and we are thrilled to work with him," said Ranndy Kellogg, Omron vice president of marketing and product development. "It's a natural partnership for us as we share the same passion to get Americans walking."

Omron pedometers are available at online and at retailers throughout the United States.  For more information about Omron Pedometers, visit www.omronhealthcare.com.  Like or follow Omron Healthcare at www.facebook.com/OmronFitness and http://twitter.com/OmronFitness.

About Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Omron Healthcare, Inc., located in Bannockburn, IL, is the North and South American sales and marketing office of Omron Healthcare Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. With more than 100 million monitors sold worldwide to date, Omron Healthcare Group was the first to introduce manual and digital blood pressure monitors into the home healthcare market. Omron Healthcare offers innovative products and medical devices for use in sites ranging from hospitals to the home in the blood pressure monitoring, fitness diagnostics, thermometry, and respiratory categories. Omron Healthcare markets clinically proven products that provide accurate health information to consumers and physicians and support positive lifestyle changes and health improvement. For more information, visit www.omronhealthcare.com.

About Bob Greene

Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight.  He holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  For the past seventeen years he has worked with clients and consulted on the design and management of fitness, spa, and sports medicine programs.  He is also a contributing editor for O the Oprah magazine, and writes articles on health and fitness for Oprah.com.  Greene is the bestselling author of 20 Years Younger, The Best Life Diet Cookbook, The Best Life Diet Daily Journal, Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover, Get with the Program!, The Get with the Program! Daily Journal, The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating, Make the Connection and Keep the Connection.

Media Contact:  Johnna Purcell
847/942-0228

SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.



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