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FITMOM4LIFE Posts: 168
1/31/08 9:39 A

http://www.canadafreepress.com/medical/lif
estyle020805.htm

Read the above article. 10,000 steps is about 5 miles...obviously different for each individual, but that is an average. So use the general guide of 100 cal. per mile...and you get 500 cal. Not much.

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1/31/08 9:28 A

thanks for the info

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1/31/08 5:13 A

it various but you might check out lancaster.unl.edu/food/ftapr04-printfriend
ly.htm


best idea is to get pedometer that also counts cals burned

As a general guideline, a person will burn about 100 calories walking a mile. Expending just an additional 100 calories per day will help a person lose about 10 pounds a year. Or, allow a person to eat 100 more calories per day without gaining weight.


DREAVG Posts: 3,215
1/31/08 3:19 A

there is not an easy answer to this question. 10,000 steps is more of a measure of how active your lifestyle is. 10,000 steps is considered teh minimum for good health.

In order to count your steps as cardio, you must be raising your heart rate to 60-80% of your max for a minimum of 10 minute (more is better). If this fits what you do, only then count it as cardio. If not, you can count yourself in the lucky bunch that are working toward a healthier lifestyle.

I hope that helps,
Andrea

QUEZBEME Posts: 46
1/31/08 12:08 A

When I'm on campus all day, I will easily walk from 10,000 to 13,000 steps. So I'm curious, how many calories does 10,000 steps burn?

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