Pedometers: The answer to "plague of plenty"?

One of the cheapest and research supported "effective" exercise and weight loss tools is available for under $20. Yep. The pedometer.

Research has indicated that the pedometer has been shown to motivate, track steps, hold walkers accountable and is generally accepted as one of "man's best tools" in the plague of plenty.

People worry about flu epidemics, cancer and even anthrax attacks, but the "plague of plenty" is the major factor shortening the lives of Americans.

Set goals for new habits of healthy eating and exercise that you can achieve. It may be as simple as taking the stairs every day at work, or taking a 15-minute walk on your lunch break.

Start today.