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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 28,017
10/2/18 4:48 P

DH and I compared strides recently.
For every 20 steps he takes, I take only 15 steps - to cover the exact same distance.
HUGE difference!

(yes, I have longer legs even though he is 5" taller!)

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WIZZLEWOLF1 Posts: 795
10/2/18 8:05 A

10,000 steps will not be the same for everyone because their stride is different lengths. When you set up your pedometer, you put in how many inches your stride is. For example, a man's stride can be as great as 30 inches. Whereas a woman's stride can be far less on average about 26 inches. However if you are very short, it can be even less. So if you measure your stride length (stride length is measured from heel to heel) and multiply that by 10,000, it will give you the measurement that is accurate for YOUR 10,000 steps.

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MLAN613 Posts: 20,332
10/2/18 6:15 A

You're welcome. I am glad the article was helpful. And to clarify the distance my personal 15,000 step goal represents is closer to 7 miles; I am short and 10,000 steps is too easy for me.

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SHOAPIE Posts: 24,839
9/30/18 8:40 P

People with short legs need more steps to get 5 miles! I monitor my steps with out really using mileage.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 28,017
9/30/18 7:56 P

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9/30/18 7:28 P

Approximately 5 miles equals 10.000 steps but your stride length will determine how many steps you take for 1 mile.

3 miles =4.82803 kilometers
8 miles = 12.8748 kilometers

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TIGERSEYEHEART Posts: 4,623
9/30/18 6:25 P

Thank you all for your replies. It's crystal clear now. The article is really well written ttoo, so thanks for that.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,437
9/30/18 12:16 P

That really depends on you and your steps. If your steps are shorter than average, it's going to be significantly under 5 miles. If your steps are larger than average, you'll get more mileage in 10,000 steps. I did a pedometer challenge a few months ago and discovered that running five miles was about 7000 steps for me. The average is 10,000 steps being equal to five miles, or 2,000 steps per mile. But I have also covered the same distance with two other people also wearing pedometers. Average steps per mile were something like 1600, 1800 and 2450, again, to cover the exact same distance.

If you really want to know what your conversion is then use a known distance such as a track and note how many steps it takes you to cover a quarter mile, half mile, 3/4 mile and mile. Do this a few times and you'll get a decent average to know where you fall relative to "average."

GOLFGMA Posts: 24,427
9/30/18 8:10 A

5 miles

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MLAN613 Posts: 20,332
9/30/18 7:59 A

10,000 steps are the equivalent of a basic active life style and it is APPROXIMATELY 5 miles. The ACTUAL distance covered by 10,000 steps has a few variables like a person's height, which affects stride length (different people have different length legs), running versus walking, and whether your on a flat path or going uphill or downhill.

Personally, my step goal is 15,000 daily and that includes exercise; I don't set aside an hour or two a day to get my steps in; I get them in throughout the course of my day and I work a desk job. If I run a race like my half marathon last Sunday, I hit my goal somewhere along the way and get a lot of steps in.

Here is an article that may also be helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1991

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 9/30/2018 (11:50)
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PENGUINKISS Posts: 578
9/30/18 5:17 A

Yesterday, I walked 4.1 miles and took 8057 steps.My stride is about 30 inches. This took 1 hour an 20 minutes, so 2 hours would be pretty close. That is a long time and I only do it on the weekend.

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TIGERSEYEHEART Posts: 4,623
9/30/18 4:46 A

I'm totally confused as to how many miles and km are in 10,000 steps. I look on the internet and most credible places say it equals 8 km or 5 miles. But often people in Spark say it's 8 miles. How can I find the truth? I walk a normal 3 miles an hour, so 5 miles is almost 2 hours a day, which is a lot. But 8 hours is almost 3 hours!

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