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Postby Ses » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:00 pm

who uses one?
how many steps is a good average?
what do you average a day/week?
do they motivate you more?

I have just bought one, and logged 6200 steps yesterday, and 12600 so far today. Bith days include treadmill time.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:12 am

Personally I dont have one....I used to and found it only counted like every 6 or so steps :twisted: so it was really innacurate....I know a lot of ppl use them and they are great though ;) (must just be cos Im a stingy person who got hers free with a tub of margerine from coles :roll: haha) I think experts say that for good health we should be aiming for 10, 000 steps per day, and any extra is a real bonus ;) Im sure someone else will know for sure though! :D
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:30 am

I don't have one but I think you have to aim for 10,000 or 12,000 step's a day one of them I can't remember.
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Postby Ses » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:41 am

websites recommend 6000+ a day for weight loss; or 6000-10000; or at least 4000 continuous a sesssion; or a minimum of 10000.

I just wondered what reality suggests.......

I plan to wear it for a couple of weeks, and see how much I actually move on a daily basis.

thanks for the replies.....
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Postby sassi » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:46 am

i wore one for a while at the start of the year ses. i found that on a normal day (having a desk job) that i really was very sedantary. it was a good wake up call in that respect. i started walking to & from the train station because that was an extra 40 mins of walking in my day & that got me around 8000 steps (including a short walk from the train to the office & back etc).

i always tried for 10,000 & from memory, i found that i needed to do about an hour of walking a day to get there (as well as general walking around).

i found it quite motivating as a tool to make me realise that i really did need to get up & get moving. in the end i stopped wearing it because it'd served it's purpose & also because i drive to work now & as it's cold i ride an exercise bike mostly for my exercise.
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Postby SarahC » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:31 am

I am doing the Global Corporate Challenge at work at the moment, meaning I have to wear a pedometer all day every day for four months. Two months down, two to go! I have to say that it does motivate me occasionally, especially at night time when all I want to do is go to bed!

Apparently 10,000 steps is the baseline level that everyone should aim for. But that is not to say that you can't do more. The more the better!

My average is around 16,000 steps/day.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:20 pm

hey sarah my father in law is doing that too. he is always wearing the hat around and his pedometer haha
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Postby sassi » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:22 pm

i just looked at that site - that's pretty cool :)
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:09 pm

That is pretty cool. Thank's Sarah
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Postby lng86 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:29 am

I used one at the beginning of my weightloss journey... And I'm using one again.

You should do 10,000 steps a day. However, sometimes 8,000 is more of a reality. When I first started I was doing 8,000 just... Now I am easily doing 12,000+. As your fitness level increases, so does the amount of steps you WANT to do!!!

I recommend using a pedometer. They don't lie!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:42 pm

ive been wearing my pedometer for nearly three days and in those days i have been no where NEAR 10,000 steps. each day i find that i am getting closer but it doesnt mean im anywhere near it.
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Postby Ses » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:06 pm

SUnday: 6200 (Couch 2 5k w1 included)
Monday: 12850 (30 min treadmill)
Tuesday: 10500 (C25K session 2)
wed: 11950 (40 min treadmill)
thursday: 8670 (25 min treadmill - but I think it was not registering for part of the day, when I had it on in a different spot)
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Postby KimE » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:11 pm

I so wanted to do the corporate challenge but no one organised it our place and I was away so couldn't get it set up.

Anyway I have started wearing my crappy and somewhat dodgy pedometer and all my exercise I can convert to steps as well and am making around the 13000 mark each day. Although I know this daft thing underestimates as I counted out 100 steps and it said 30 at one time and 60 at another. I have started wearing it due to the latest WWA challenge I have started that is a step challenge. Now for a bit of further info, choice magazine has this to say about pedometers....these are the best buys and the most accurate counters.

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YAMAX DIGI-WALKER SW-700
GO THE DISTANCE WALK RUN FIT AFSD
OMRON STEPS HJ-005
OMRON STEPS HJ-109
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Postby Ses » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:30 pm

Mine was a YORK fitness one - $30 from sportsmans warehouse. It does steps, cals, stopwatch, distance. So far so good!

I did buy a $20 one first, but it counted 7steps for each one, and counted while in my hand. Back it went!
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10,000 steps

Postby Bim » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:23 pm

Hi Ses... Are you still using a pedometer? Our boss recently bought everyone in the office a pedometer and we've been having a competition -- great way to get everyone motivated. I find that doing an hour + at the gym each day averages my steps at about 17,000, but most people in the office are lucky to get 7,000. Try joining http://www.10000steps.org.au/ to keep motivated.
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