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Well as it turns out - I do not walk 10,000 steps a day. According to the pedometer it is 7683! Have you tried a pedometer?

I was really shocked. I felt I walked a lot but as it turns out - I do not.


Asked by booklover545 at 12:06 PM on Jan. 30, 2013 in Diet & Fitness

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  • You can figure out your approximate distance by:
    step in a puddle of water then take normal steps across the concrete (3-5 steps). Then measure from the toe of your first step to the toe of your last step in inches and divide by how many steps you took then divide by 12 to get the number of feet per step. That is your average stepping distance. Now take you steps in one day and multiple by your average stepping distance. Divide this by 5280 for the number of feet in a mile and VOILA! You have your distance walked in a day

    So for booklover: if 3 steps = 63" / 3 steps measured = 21inches / 12 inces per foot = 1.75ft per step x 7683 steps = 13,445.25ft in one day / 5,280ft per mile = 2.53miles walked in one day

    Answer by daylily888 at 1:07 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I do have them and with out using it ,already know not even close to 10 k steps

    Answer by sunshine196 at 12:16 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • That's interesting. I'd like to try one. Did it say how far you walked also, not just how many steps? I'm not sure how those things work.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:40 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • No, because I don't need one more thing to obsess over.

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • I started using one when I was doing my 2 mile walks each morning. Between the 2 mile walks, making myself get up from my desk more often, and parking farther away I would reach at least 10,000 steps. Without all those I doubt I even hit 5,000 lol.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 1:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2013