Fitness Minutes: (110,991)
1,474 1/31/13 2:49 P
Yes for a 10,000 steps type goal it is for all activity--general and exercise. Though different people use it in different ways--some people just wear their pedometer or activity tracker during general activity (not exercise) and some wear it for everything. I wear mine for everything unless I am doing something that might damage my device. I started step counting to ensure that I move in addition to exercise, though I do count exercise in my steps (though I get more steps on cardio days and fewer on strength or yoga days).
Fitness Minutes: (52,630)
7,295 1/31/13 1:27 P
A pedometer is the way to go, it's a tremendous help to me. Feel free to check out one of my teams and come join us. It's fun . Check out my page and you will see the team there if you're interested. All the best and welcome.
Walking is walking, you should get a pedometer to track your steps. Welcome to Sparkpeople!!
1/31/13 7:18 A
Walking of any type counts toward your 10K-step goal.
I started by wearing a pedometer daily. After one week, I looked at my typical pattern and then I began to add 100 more steps/day each week by walking around my neighborhood. I increased gradually like this so I would not become overwhelmed time wise. After all, a hundred extra steps/day isn't more than an additional minute or two, right?
Over time, without pain or stress, I worked up to 10K steps/day. Now I don't give it a second thought. I just get up and get out and move.
Once I conquered the 10K-steps challenge, I began working out on the elliptical as well. Starting with one minute/day, I increased my time so that I now use the machine 30 minutes every day. And this is in addition to my 10K steps.
Work up to exercise slowly and you're not likely to feel time-pressed or stressed.
And trust me, you'll be SO GLAD you did!
Fitness Minutes: (229)
19 1/31/13 2:15 A
Hi, I'm new to the Spark Website. I'm extremely motivated to starting losing all the christmas weight, as well as starting to have a more active and healthy lifestlyle. One of the goals given to me is to walk 10,000 steps a day. I go to school and I have a very busy schedule. Does this include like, just everyday walking or on a treadmill? I need a little more insight on this one. Thank you for your help!
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