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GOAL FOR THE MONTH: 200 miles

PROGRESS TO DATE: 82.32 miles

08/01 - No Cardio Today!
08/02 - 6.56 miles
08/03 - 8.43 miles
08/04 - 6.80 miles
08/05 - 9.13 miles
08/06 - 7.47 miles
08/07 - 7.95 miles
08/08 - 7.27 miles
08/09 - 4.51 miles
08/10 - 3.11 miles
08/11 - 7.29 miles
08/12 - 4.92 miles
08/13 - 6.52 miles
08/14 - 5.82 miles
08/15 - 4.16 miles
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FYI...Walking can...

Protecting against hip fracture. Consistent activity diminishes the risk of hip fracture, concludes a study of more than 30,000 men and women ages 20 to 93.

The list goes on and on. Many other studies indicate a daily brisk walk also can help:

emoticon Prevent depression, colon cancer, constipation, osteoporosis, and impotence
emoticon Lengthen lifespan
emoticon Lower stress levels
emoticon Relieve arthritis and back pain
emoticon Strengthen muscles, bones, and joints
emoticon Improve sleep
emoticon Elevate overall mood and sense of well-being.


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8/11/09-5.0 miles
8/12/09-5.0 miles
8/13/09-5.5 miles





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"Walking is man's best medicine."
-Hippocrates


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Edited by: GLORYLIGHT57 at: 8/14/2009 (13:50)
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Pedometer Features

The average American takes 5,000 steps a day, which is only half of the 10,000 daily steps recommended to achieve good health. For weight loss, 12,000 to 15,000 steps a day will help you achieve your goals.

But who's got time to count? That's where the pedometer comes in. A pedometer is a nifty little gadget that counts your footsteps by sensing your body motion. They range in price from $5 and up.

Here are some common features that will affect the price and versatility of your pedometer:

emoticon Distance and speed estimators (calculated by programming average stride length, or with a GPS system, which is more accurate)
emoticon Calorie expenditure estimators (calculated by programming weight)
emoticon Stopwatches
emoticon Heart rate monitor
emoticon Steps per minute
emoticon Computer compatibility, which allows the user to upload data from the pedometer and graph stepping progress.
emoticon Flip Case (to prevent accidental button pressing)

emoticon One of the most important features a pedometer can boast, however, is comfort. It should not be bulky and should include a safety strap, so you don't drop it down the toilet. The best place to wear a pedometer is at the waist, aligned with the knee.

Time Involved: 15 minutes

Body Benefit: Find the perfect workout gadget for your budget


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emoticon Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.


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What is Moderate Physical Activity?

Moderate physical activity, according to the study, included any one of these types of physical activity:

4 hours or more a week of walking, cycling or light gardening, not including time spent commuting to or from work.

Walking or cycling for 30 minutes or more as part of the daily commute to work.

An active work day with much standing, walking, lifting, or other heavy manual labor. This would log 10,000 or more steps per day on a pedometer.

3 hours or more per week of vigorous physical activity such running, jogging, skiing or swimming during leisure time.

High physical activity included two or more of the three types of physical activities during work, commuting, and leisure time.

Cut Heart Risks at any Weight with Moderate Exercise
By Wendy Bumgardner, About.com
Created March 24, 2009


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This thread is for all the walkers in this team. Let's strut our stuff. Put on your walking shoes and just do it.

emoticon Set a number of for "miles walked" for the month of August and post it on this thread. This is a great motivator. Watch your progress.

emoticon Please copy and paste this format. You should ONLY post once to start your post and update that same post each time you visit this thread.

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GOAL FOR THE MONTH: 155 miles

PROGRESS TO DATE:

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