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70,000 steps in 7 days challenge at my gym

Sunday, May 04, 2014

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My gym/hospital last week gave the challenge of 70,000 steps in 7 days. Unfortunately I didn't reach that goal, but I became aware of moving. Each day I put on my Fitbit and then pretty much forget about it. Guess I believe it magically makes me move more because I have it on. WRONG, if you don't look at it, all it is doing is counting for you. It doesn't talk to you, well it sorta does if you get close to your goal and have it sync to your phone. Then you get a message....only (blank) steps to reach your goal. However, by that point I am home and to tired to think about a short walk to get there. So from last weeks challenge, I was reminded to check my steps, find ways to add steps and gained a conversion chart of activities a pedometer doesn't count.

Additional Activity Conversion Chart

Class (50 min) Steps
Arthritis Aquatics 500
Aqua Fitness 1500
Basic Aqua Fitness 750
Sculpting Class 500
Water Tai Chi 250
Yoga/Tai Chi 250

Activity Steps per Minute
Aerobics, high intensity 190
Aerobics, low intensity 115
Basketball, recreational 130
Bikes (upright and recumbent) 100
Elliptical 100
Gardening, hoeing moderate 90
Golfing, walking no cart 100
Hiking 150
Housework, general, vacuuming 90
Mowing lawn 135

Not sure what the second challenge will be this month. I will give whatever it is my best effort and learn something from the experience.

Everyone have a wonderful week
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  • JACKIE542
    Yes!! At least you were out there and moving, so good motivation for you. good luck with your second challenge, have fun with it. Have a great week. emoticon
    1478 days ago
    You may not have met your goal but at least you are more aware now and can move forward!!
    1478 days ago
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