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8/21/08 3:32 P

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I know what you mean with the ped not tracking all the steps. When I weedeat it doesn;t track hardly any of those steps at all. Other than that its ok BUT if you go rollerblading or bike riding you will not get your steps tracked that way either. I'm just doing my thing and if I get 10,000 that is great and if I don;t that's ok too.

I have to remember to stop and think.


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8/20/08 4:29 P

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I get more steps on days when I don't come to work & just do housework all day than then I come into the office! That's pitiful!

But the one thing that is very frustrating with the ped for me is in racquetball it doesn't count all my steps accurately and I get mad at it! lol We have a love/hate relationship

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8/20/08 4:07 P

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I'm terrified of putting on a pedometer -- working at home definitely has its perks, but fitness isn't one of them!

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8/20/08 3:53 P

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This is from "The Walking Site" www.thewalkingsite.com/10000steps.ht
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How many steps do you walk each day?

Maybe you have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day. How far is 10,000 steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.

A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits. I have outlined the basic 10,000 steps program, but also added a commentary below.

A reasonable goal for most people is to increase average daily steps each week by 500 per day until you can easily average 10,000 per day. Example: If you currently average 3000 steps each day, your goal for week one is 3500 each day. Your week 2 goal is 4000 each day. Continue to increase each week and you should be averaging 10,000 steps by the end of 14 weeks.

Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day. Start by wearing the pedometer every day for one week. Put it on when you get up in the morning and wear it until bed time. Record your daily steps in a log or notebook. By the end of the week you will know your average daily steps. You might be surprised how many (or how few) steps you get in each day.

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8/20/08 2:21 P

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I think the 10,000 steps is around 4 miles.

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8/20/08 11:32 A

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I don't know if one is better than the other, more the better on both. I haven't worn my ped for over a week - actually I'm not real sure where I left it last! lol I really liked tracking it, but it was very discouraging on the days (most days!) that I didn't hit the 10,000 steps. I sit all day and can only make up so many excuses to leave my desk and the potty is just across the hall & one door over so it's not even that far.

I figured that cookie wouldn't be counterproductive to the diet

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8/20/08 11:03 A

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so for people with longer strides (including me and you), measuring distance is better than counting steps?

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it's different for different people. it depends on your stride length. best way to know what it is for you is to get a pedometer. Carrie has a very short stride and I have a longer stride, but we walk together... she always gets more "steps" than I do because I can cover more ground quicker that she can.

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8/20/08 9:16 A

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What does 10,000 steps usually measure in miles? I've read about people meeting their 10,000 steps but not exactly sure what the distance is?

I doubt I'm making 10,000 steps. I work at home, so I think if I start walking back and forth from the kitchen to my office 50 times a day, I will eventually have to stop for a cookie, making the entire trip counterproductive...

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