steps count whether you are excising or just walking around your house. I count whatever I walk in a day toward my 10000 and am almost always over that unless I take a day off from exercise.
Fitness Minutes: (28,475)
1,936 5/21/13 7:07 P
I do use my pedometer on my walks and keep an eye on the clock.....and then convert that info to time for the Fitness Tracker. For me, a mile averages 2000 steps and I fairly consistently walk at approx. 3.3 miles/hr. (18 min miles); some days are slower though.
The Fitness tracker has choices for walking at different speeds, and it only seems to track time- not mileage. So my pedometer steps get converted to the appropriate time for the day. I have another excel file I do mileage in.
For my tracking, I am not trying to follow the 10,000 steps per day.... I can only deal with so much data in my life! lol...
Everyone's step length will be different...as will the speed they walk. Happy walking!! patti
I would certainly include the "walking steps" in the "10000 steps" if I were tracking that!!!
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 5/21/2013 (19:12)
Fitness Minutes: (22,420)
2,310 5/21/13 5:59 P
I am attempting 10,000 steps a day and also trying to reach 15 miles a week walking. I time my walking miles and record them. I also track my steps recording them as well. I have been including the steps from my timed walks with my daily step count. Does anyone else register their progress this way. In my mind steps are steps but I do want to measure my timed walks. For now, I enter miles and steps. Would like to hear the experiences of others.
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