I work in a stock room and am walking much of the day. I have gotten as much as 18,000 on a busy long day. On shorter days when not so busy I do what others have talked about be non efficient. Instead of pulling a bunch of orders and taking them all up to shipping at one time I will take each order up as I pull it. So getting my steps in on work days are really not a problem.
On non work days it is different I cannot really get my steps in unless I do some kind of scheduled exercise.
Nirerin, it's SO nice to know I'm not the only one who does this! I used to pride myself on my efficiency around the house. Now I use household activities as a means of running up my step count (excuse the pun).
I know that I felt overwhelmed at the idea of hitting 10K consistently when I first started using my pedometer. Now it's second nature. Just keep applying creativity to finding ways of moving around!
current weight: 106.0
Fitness Minutes: (68,280)
1/13/14 8:44 P
This is another one of those "perfect world" "rules" some man with no family to take care of starting spouting on talk shows a bunch of years ago. And he admitted that even he couldn't do it every day, either. Oprah should have slapped him right then and there!!! Just do what you can, perfect ain't gonna happen...........
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Fitness Minutes: (27,044)
1,724 1/13/14 8:40 P
my goal is 10,000 steps also, but I wear my Fit bit all the time, even when doing my planned exercise. I have hit 20,000 steps when traveling and sight-seeing, at Universal Studios, etc. Very hard to do!
You all are doing so great. I managed 6k at work today by planning a walk every 2 hours. Another 6k walking the dogs but the weather is supposed to turn nasty tonight. I'm going to try to double the length of the walks tomorrow.
I d track my steps and I use BodyMedia. I think it's fairly accurate. My daily goal is 10k and I usually exceed that. Rarely, I don't quite make it and I know that it's usually the days when I don't have a hard core work out planned. So, I am working on little things I can do to increase on those days. Usually, it's a simple as parking a little further out at work.
I also don't add calories based on my steps. I did add weekly fitness calories into the equagtion and I don't want to over it on calories.
Fitness Minutes: (50,969)
11/4/13 7:55 A
My daily goal is 12,000 steps. I get up early and walk/run with the dog for 2+ miles. That usually gets me to over 4K before starting the day and only takes about 30 minutes.
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1,724 11/4/13 2:20 A
I started setting an alarm for twice a day breaks while at work. I get up and walk down the stairs, around the building and take the long way back to my office. It adds 2k steps each trip so that really helps. I also walk to the cafeteria any time my co workers go. Instead of buying anything I walk around the building and get some fresh air and exercise.
You can adjust your step length on the Accupedo which I found made it more accurate. Since I'm not counting it as exercise it's more of a get moving thing.
Pounds lost: 95.0
Fitness Minutes: (192,150)
20,594 11/4/13 12:52 A
I track my steps when I remember to wear my pedometer! It's hard with a desk job. Is there a way you can get walking in to your commute? Or ask them to install a standing workstation for you?
Once when the battery on my pedometer died (I use an Omron), I installed Accupedo on my phone until I could buy a new battery. After I got the battery I used both the phone app and the pedometer for a day or two to see if there was a difference. The Accupedo app recorded 25% more steps than my dedicated pedometer! You don't want to add calories to your diet based on the Accupedo results if you don't want to gain weight!
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not being efficient is a good way to walk more. like when you fold the laundry, don't fold the whole load. fold a towel, go put it away, come back to the pile, fold a washcloth, go put it away, and keep doing one at a time and putting the away in between. or when you you clean, don't pick a room, try to pick one thing in each room and make your way through the whole house. like right now i have something sitting by me that needs to be washed in the bathroom. so after i do that, i'll probably take all the dirty laundry from the bathroom to the hamper. once i get there i'll find something near the hamper that needs to be done and keep moving rooms like that using each task to move on to the next one.
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Fitness Minutes: (27,044)
1,724 11/3/13 12:11 P
I don't know why but I found the information below kind of depressing. Maybe because I have set a recent goal to try to get to 10K steps per day which has been hard as I've switched to a desk job. Love the job, hate the sitting. I can usually get to 7k during the day but it takes effort and planning.
I don't even want the extra calories to eat, I guess I just thought it would be more.
But I did find a great free phone app pedometer called Accupedo. Do you track your steps?
If your daily average (excluding the steps in your planned exercise) is: up to 9,999 steps, keep your SparkPeople calorie range as-is
10,000 to 11,999 steps, add 100 calories per day*
12,000 to 13,999 steps, add 200 calories per day*
14,000 to 15,999 steps, add 300 calories per day*
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18,000 to 20,000 steps, add 500 calories per day*
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