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!
Fitness Minutes: (14,095)
91 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.
Fitness Minutes: (84,591)
1,379 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!
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.
Fitness Minutes: (150)
29 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.
Fitness Minutes: (150)
29 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.
Fitness Minutes: (9,814)
409 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
Fitness Minutes: (22,220)
1,536 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!
Fitness Minutes: (29,723)
2,164 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).
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