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JUGE300000
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4/1/12 9:31 A

about 5 miles depending on how long your stride is.



SBNORMAL
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4/1/12 6:57 A

5 miles you are doing great!



CTUPTON
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4/1/12 6:54 A

Have you posted your pedometer question in a separate thread--create a new topic in this fitness forum? I did not see an answer for you in this thread. Good luck, Chris



COOKIE352
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4/1/12 3:56 A

5 miles



FARRAH511
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3/1/12 9:08 A

5 miles average



GOODGRLNYC
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2/28/12 9:43 P

Hello! I work as a veterinary technician and am on my feet constantly. I started wearing a pedometer at work, and logged 5.43 miles today just at work. I log the steps in my step tracker section but it says that doesn't count towards my calories burned. How is that fair? I walked 5 miles! So, I don't know how to log this in the "walking" section, since they are all time based and this over the course of a work day. Help!



MOTHERBOARDER
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2/23/12 8:55 A

approximately 5mi



SLEEPYJEEN
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2/22/12 11:45 P

I am so confused with my pedometers. I have 2 of them and have been wearing them at the same time. Tonight which wasn't a good total one of the pedometers says 7410 steps and 7 miles. My other pedometer says 2087 steps and .70 miles. Now how can 2 pedometers have such different readings. I don't think either of them are right. The one with the lower steps had me walk 10 steps, measure the inches divide by 10 for my stride length and put that in. My stride length is 23". I have been moving a lot so I tend to think that the higher step counting pedometer is closer to correct but what puzzles me with that one is the miles. Kind of bums me out because the lower count one I just bought and the other one is about 5 years old. Do I need to adjust the newer one differently? Does a 23" stride length seem normal? I am barely 5 feet tall. Any help would be appreciated.



MOTHERBOARDER
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12/16/11 10:07 A

typically 5mi



SLYSAM
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12/16/11 8:56 A

As mentioned it depends on your height and stride length, but on average 10,000 steps is about 5 miles. At the OP's height I would expect it would be that or pretty close. I am not sure about clipping a pedometer to your sock though, is yours set up for that? Mine is set up for my torso (though it is a fitbit not a pedometer) and my nike plus for my shoe, but most pedometers are set up to be attached near a hip sometimes on a specific side. So if you haven't already done so, look into where yours is designed to be worn as that may affect your step count results. But good job on the walking!



KIPPER15
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12/15/11 9:42 P

Like you heard 10000 steps is 5 miles. My 3 dogs each want a mile and I walk alot at work, so I don't usually have a problem getting my steps in.



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12/15/11 8:00 P

I live near a cemetery and it takes about 1,200 steps from my house to get to the cemetery and I walk around the cemetery several times over...it's very peaceful and there are trees lining the paved road so it's cool and you can just walk for an hour or so without having to stop if you don't want to.



TINKYDEE
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12/15/11 7:51 P

Luann_In_Pa - sorry, that was a typo..I meant it as 10,050 - 10,200.....1,050 - 1,200 in a whole hour of walking would be ridiculously slow. Heh.



MRSQUTPIE55
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12/15/11 2:36 P

I do a lot of walking in my business (teacher) so at the end of the day I have about 8000 steps and after an hour in the gym I have my 10,000 steps emoticon



ERICWS
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12/15/11 2:30 P

Walking 5 miles in an hour would be quite an accomplishment, but I think it's reasonable to walk 4 or more miles in an hour. That is only a 15-minute mile. That is not hard. Alot of reasonably conditioned people can do that.

So that would be 8000+ steps in an hour of a good solid walk.

Now, if you are wearing a pedometer at work or around the house, and just counting the "steps" around the office or up and down the stairs, etc., then I'd question the #'s- I had a pedometer (cheap one) once that counted every time I fidgeted as a step!



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12/15/11 2:18 P

The conventional wisdom is 2000 steps per mile, making 10000 steps = 5 miles. However some people have longer or shorter strides. For instance, my personal count is about 2300 steps per mile (counted using GPS and a pedometer).



LUANN_IN_PA
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12/15/11 1:08 P

"1,050 - 1,200 steps in an hour.." sounds more reasonable than the 10,000 you originally said....



TINKYDEE
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12/15/11 8:17 A

I hook a pedometer on to my sock and it tells me I take 1,050 - 1,200 steps in an hour..depends if I stop or pause at all in an hour. So... I guess?



LUANN_IN_PA
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12/15/11 8:02 A

"I'm 5'8" and I can cover 10,000 steps in less than an hour...I was wondering how many miles do I cover for every 10,000 steps I make?"

You WALK faster than 5 mph...?!?!?



SP_COACH_NANCY
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12/15/11 7:25 A

Tinky,

2000 steps equals approximately one miles therefore 10,000 steps would be approximately 5 miles.

Coach Nancy



TINKYDEE
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12/15/11 3:08 A

Thank you. :)



SBNORMAL
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12/15/11 2:13 A

2500 steps equal about one mile



TINKYDEE
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12/14/11 11:41 P

I'm 5'8" and I can cover 10,000 steps in less than an hour...I was wondering how many miles do I cover for every 10,000 steps I make?

I'm trying to learn how to computer my daily calorie intake and I was wondering if I get to burn off more calories than I eat.

Any help and reply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ^_^



 
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