Take an Active Step Towards a Better You in 2011 Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer Makes it Easy to Stay Motivated

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With New Year's resolutions almost a ball-drop away, Omron Healthcare, Inc. offers a cost-effective and convenient tool to step-up fitness goals in 2011 -- a pedometer. With dual-accelerometer technology, the Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer accurately counts steps when placed horizontally or vertically at the hip, in a pocket or in a bag.

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"At Omron, we want to empower Americans to achieve and maintain personal fitness goals by providing easy-to-use and accurate fitness products," says Jill Person, product manager. "The fresh start of a new year serves as the perfect time to set goals, start tracking steps and stay motivated with the HJ-112 so you can achieve your personal best."

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only 35% of adults over the age of 18 engage in regular leisure-time physical activity(1). Omron is encouraging Americans to become more active and improve their fitness in 2011, and research shows that using a pedometer can increase physical activity by about 2,000 steps(2) – or an extra mile – each day, proving that it's also a great motivational tool that can push you to go further and reach your goals.

The Omron HJ-112 GOsmart Pocket Pedometer tracks steps, time, distance, and calories and fat grams burned. It also stores seven days of historical data which allows for tracking a full week of exercise.  MSRP is $34.99.  The Omron HJ-112 can be purchased at www.omronwebstore.com or other fine retailers including www.amazon.com.

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.

(1) Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009, table 29 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_249.pdf)

(2) Stanford School of Medicine, November 20, 2007

SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.



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