I just bought a pedometer yesterday and I realized today (to my great horror) that I only walked 1500 steps from 5AM till I got home from work at 3:30PM. I couldn't believe it. I actually tried to go out of my way to walk more today. (hehe! I know I was cheating.)
You see, I work in an office in a position that has me sitting down practically all day. But today I got to get out of the office for a meeting downtown and I made sure to park far away from the entrance to the building and I didn't take the elevator or the stairs in the parking structure (I actually walked all the way around from one level to the next), then I walked around the shopping center twice on my lunch break. All that and only 1500 steps.
I was afraid that the pedometer wasn't working, until I started walking around my house, doing some laundry, watering the lawn, cleaning the kitchen. By the time I got on the treadmill at 4:45PM I had walked a total of 2500 steps. So it WAS working.
Anyway, I ended up walking 10,100 steps today (minus the steps I took before and after I took off the pedometer *hehe*.)
Anyone else have any pedometer stories to share?
Anyone interested in starting a 10,000 steps-a-day club?
I think most of us don't walk nearly as much as we think we do.
congrats on getting your 10,000 steps in.
So 7,500 (steps)/3.5 (miles)= 2,143 steps per mile
10,000 (steps)/2,143 (steps per mile) = 4.66 miles per day
I had heard that 10,000 steps was roughly equal to 5 miles depending on the length of your stride.
We could start off by making 10,000 steps a goal. Then, when we reach 10,000 steps we can encourage eachother to continue or reach for a higher goal.
The reason I like CC is because it seems like most everyone here is here because they've decided to make a permanent lifestyle change. I hope to use this 10,000 a day as a stepping stone to greater fitness goals.
So, anyone else ready to start reaching for 10,000 steps?
I do some of the same things, but believe it or not our office DOESN'T have stairs. Only the emergency ones that I can't use without setting off an alarm. I have to take the elevator for one freaking floor. It kills me >.<
I feel chained to my desk. Chained to a life of servitude. hehe! Okay, that was a little dramatic, but you get the point. It's such an unhealthy lifestyle. I can't wait to get out of this job so I can get up and move more all day long.
On days I feel like I've been moving non-stop, I hit about 15000 steps a day. Pedometers are kinda neat; however, I wish I could correlate average daily steps to an activity level (sedentary, light, moderate, etc.)
Anyone have any ideas on that?
1 mile = 2,000 - 2,500 steps
10,000 steps = 4-5 miles
1 city block = 200 steps
Most people walk about 1,200 steps in 10 minutes
Sedentary: under ~3,600
Low Active: ~3,600 - 10,800
Active: ~10,800 - 25,000
Very Active: ~25,000 plus
Thanks. I'm tagging that.
Just in case you didn't know that.
here's the pedometer i purchased. i love it 'cause i can keep it in my pocket instead of on my belt so no one has to know. ;)
this is the website with the conversion from calories to steps. the conversion is at the bottom of the webpage and essentially 100 calories burned = 2000 steps. i also found this website helpful when starting to use my pedometer as well.
I know for those of us who work in offices and live in cities where you need a car to get around (I'd have to leave my house at 4AM to get to walk the 8 miles to work every morning and still make it to work on time). I don't think my daughter wants to wake up at 4AM.
Anyway, I'm sure there are a lot of people in the same boat. We want to get more exercise in, but we spend 8-9 hours a day chained to a desk. It's hard to take time out to get in some exercise when you spend most of your day commuting, working, taking care of kids and a home, and trying to stay moderately social.
I'm hoping this pedometer will serve as a reminder to get out of my chair more often.
Thanks for posting this information.
I'm just gonna go buy one. I'm sure they are not that much. I'm curious about how many steps I take every day. And i'm real competitive, I think it will be fun beating my old record every day!
I got my pedometer at Target for $11, on sale from $13. You have to flip it open to view your steps or press reset. This is so you don't accidentally press the reset button. It works really well and it seems to be pretty darned accurate.
I highly recommend getting one yourself and getting one that flips open.
Hi. This is an old thread but I thought I'd reply and see if reviving it would bring out any others who do 10000 steps. I am a nurse at a desk job. I also have severe scoliosis and have been babying myself just a little too much instead of exercising regularly like I should. As a result, my butt and hips have gotten fatter, I've grown stiffer and my pain did not improve from all that resting! I bought a pedometer recently and discovered that my sedentary lifestyle only yielded a meesly 3,000 steps a day! I'm slowly working back up to 10,000 steps by getting up from my desk every 15 minutes and taking a 60 second stroll. So far today, I've done a total of 7,000 steps. Getting in 10,000 steps is not that easy! I hope to get in 20 minutes on the eliptical tonight when I get home and maybe go to yoga class. I will try to check in on my progress here. Any other folks out there doing the 10000 steps regimen?