Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pedometer Week One Update

Using the pedometer for one week was very eye opening for me. I guess I move around a lot more than I thought. My average steps per day was 6500-7000! The first few days I wanted to see what my normal day to day steps would be. Then I was going to try and push harder to increase my number. I was not able to meet 10,000 like I planned, due to hurting my foot. For 3-4 days I did not do much walking, I was more hobbling around. Not pleasant. I am happy to say that I am feeling much better and will be pushing really hard to meet my goal.

Did you know:
  • Tracking steps per day originated in Japan for research.
  • Doing 10,000 steps is approximately 8 kilometers of walking.
  • Walking 1.5 kilometers burns approximately 80 calories.
  • Setting aside 20 minutes of walking outdoors per day can significantly improve overall health and improve your mood.

I did have an issue some days while using the pedometer. I would restart it not even realizing I had pressed the restart button. Causing me to have to estimate my number of steps that day. I was checking it regularly so it’s not that big of a deal, but was kind of annoying.

Thanks for reading, and next week I will reach my 10,000 steps goal!

- Jenn

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