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But, are you going to use a pedometer to keep track of your steps? Then know this: Your gadget may not be accurate!

Researchers at the University of Tennessee tested popular brands of pedometers – and found that some of them were off by up as much as 33%…Which means, if you walked 10,000 steps – in reality it could be closer to 6,000.

To find out how precise your step-counter is, take 20 steps at a normal walking pace, then check the display. If it’s off by more than 3 steps, it’s inaccurate. But don’t just toss it! Make sure you have it positioned correctly. Most pedometers have to remain upright to work properly.