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JONEC14333 SparkPoints: (32,167)
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5/10/13 3:36 P

thanks!

BIERMA Posts: 836
5/10/13 2:05 P

thanks from me also. Very helpful info. I can use this too.

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BETTEGARDNER Posts: 1,908
5/10/13 11:02 A

Thanks everyone, you have been very helpful, I am 5'4 so I need to add extra steps. Thanks again.

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MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (151,479)
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4/27/13 2:13 A

2000

LJCANNON SparkPoints: (308,282)
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4/27/13 1:03 A

5' 3" and it is 2100 steps for me, too emoticon

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LUV2SURFCHIC Posts: 813
4/26/13 9:58 A

I'm 5'3 and its about 2,100 steps as well.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,734
4/26/13 6:48 A

Yes, most pedometers enable you to set your specific stride length.

But rather than trying to measure a single step (which can get distorted with stopping and starting), I'd recommend measuring out a significant distance (1/2 mile plus) and counting how many steps. Fitness maps or mapmywalk.com are useful for this.

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VIKINGSMOMDE SparkPoints: (26,570)
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4/26/13 6:07 A

I'm 5'3" and have to take 2,400 steps for a mile (very short legs!)

My husband is about 6'1' and takes less than 2,000 for a mile (can't remember the exact number, maybe 1900ish?)

2,000 is a good estimate but might want to go a bit higher if you are on the shorter end, like me :)

Depending on the pedometer, there should be a setting where you can set the stride length so it's accurate as possible for your individual gait.






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4/25/13 11:20 P

It depends on your stride, but yes, approximately 2,000 steps equals a mile for the average person. However, measuring would be your best bet.

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VICSAC Posts: 418
4/25/13 9:03 P

It varies from person to person and depends on ones stride. At only 5 foot tall I have a shorter stride than someone taller so it takes more steps to equal a mile.

With my pedometer I had to measure my stride length and program that in.

Edited by: VICSAC at: 4/25/2013 (21:04)
BETTEGARDNER Posts: 1,908
4/25/13 9:00 P

am i correct in calculating that 2000 steps equal one mile??? does any one know how may steps actually equal one mile?

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