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5/23/12 5:00 A

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For me, a mile is about 2200 steps. It's an"average" step count not just while you are walking for exercise.

If you want to keep track, I have an EXCELLENT spreadsheet I am using.It adds my goal steps, averages what I have done so far, etc.

If you would like it, let me know via Spark email and we can figure out how to get it to you. OK? :)

This is my second year doing this, so my monthly goals are now to improve what I did the year before.

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5/22/12 3:20 P

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I agree with Lynda as I LOVE my Omron. I can understand why you don't want to switch from a watch to the Omron. If you are happy, keep going. You can use the tracker on this site to total your steps. It may not give you weekly totals.

exercise.lbl.gov does miles but it will give you a weekly as well as a monthly and trip total mileage. If that is not what you are looking for, does the company that made your watch have a tracking tool?

The calories per mile may be the same no matter how you burn them, but there is something for cardio that is not to be gained when just walking. You may want to do a combination of the above.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE's Photo LYNDALOVES2HIKE Posts: 33,955
5/22/12 12:33 P

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I love my Omron pocket pedometer because it keeps track of all of that - as far as 10,000 steps vs 5 mile walks, I think there are benefits to walking continuously for 5 miles that we don't get with 10,000 steps BUT I've been told that just taking the steps burns the same amount of calories whether it's done in short bursts or longer stretches - but the 5 mile continuous walk adds cardio and aerobic effects.

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif

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5/22/12 11:16 A

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Great questions! I keep track of my steps on the Monthly Personal Challenge Thread as well as a website offered through my insurance company. What about an Excel sheet? You could set it up to automatically tally your totals along the way.

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5/22/12 10:58 A

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Good morning everyone. I've been keeping track of my steps on the fitness tracker for about a month now. Keeping track is a great motivator for me. I am quite obsessive about many things, and I am disappointed that the tracker doesn't provide a weekly or monthly total. So, I'd like to keep track of my time and get totals on that. But, I keep my pedometer on all day (I have a watch that's a pedometer - love it!), so, how I really can't keep track of my time - right?

Maybe I can keep track of my distance. But, since I track all day, can I really do that. I know they say 2000 steps equals about a mile, but is that true for power walking and regular walking? If I walk 10000 steps throughout the day, is that really the same as taking a 5 mile walk? I also suffer from over analyzing.

Your suggestions are most welcome.



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