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Old 01-10-2020, 04:19 AM
 
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Do you track how many steps you do? If so, how many do you typically do in a day?


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My DH and I walk every day. He tracks them on his cell phone...look under health. I rarely carry my phone but he does. Usually 10,000-15,000 per day. Sometimes more if we go off on a long hike. Did 12,000 yesterday, starting at the beach and finishing up near home. My DH is almost a foot taller than me so if I was tracking it would probably be more with my short legs! We also play pickleball 3 times per week. I have a treadmill for icy days or I can walk for free at our rec center.

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I had to look it up because I don’t measure in steps—but thankfully my site does (I use miles). I only count steps/miles I do on my walks, not everyday movement.
Last year (2019) my average steps/day:16,517
This year (2020) my average steps/day: 18,011
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I typically do about 15,000+ in the summer, and around 10,000 once the weather starts interfering with my outdoor walking.
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We set out every day and average about 20,000 steps. When the weather is bad we use our indoor treadmills and walk the same while watching tv. Very devoted walkers here!


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Wow....I'm so impressed... and depressed at the same time! I just recently started tracking my steps and I was proud of reaching 5,000- 6,000 a day. I like to walk, but it's a rare day that I hit 10,000. I'm going to have to "up my game" to keep up with all of you in 2020!
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I do appreciate everyone sharing their steps. I received a new Fitbit for Christmas. Problem is I forget to wear it!

I had one and lost it on vacation. That was 6 months ago when I retired.

I do hope to keep up with everyone!
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:23 PM
 
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I generally have between 15,000 -17,000 a day. I walk on the treadmill in the winter and outdoors during the other seasons. I also am a bit hyper so I rarely sit still for long.
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I've been wearing a Fitbit for about a year now and rarely take it off. I walk 20,000+ steps almost every day. About 12,000 of that is official exercise (long walk outside, treadmill, eliptical) and the rest is just my usual daily walking. To add steps, I always park far away from my destination and do some fast walking when I go to malls and big box stores.

I just heard this on a local TV news segment... a study of a group of 50+ men and women showed lots of health benefits up to 7,500 steps a day, but after that, the benefits were negligible. They said early pedometer manufacturers made up the 10,000 steps/day number because it was easy to remember. There was no science behind it. I would think the more steps the better, but who knows!
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I just heard this on a local TV news segment... a study of a group of 50+ men and women showed lots of health benefits up to 7,500 steps a day, but after that, the benefits were negligible.
I’m confused by this assertion.
First, wouldn’t 0 steps qualify as “up to 7,500“ steps? Are you saying 0 steps have the same benefits as more than 7,500 steps?
Second, steps are merely 1 way to measure burning calories. One “benefit” for me is that the more steps I do, the more calories I burn. So, for me, over 7,500 is significant and measurable.
Third, I agree 10,000 is a meaningless number and that we all have to do what works for our bodies.


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I'm with Rusty!
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My goal is to hit about 8,000 or more, but I will admit there are days I don't get there. I am thunderstruck with those of you who hit 8 miles a day. Yikes! Is there a different board I should be on for wimpy walkers? I do try to bicycle a few times a week, but really for about half an hour. I'm not one to take off on a 40 mile trip six days a week.

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Sorry, I think I worded it wrong. The medical news story said the benefits increased as your steps increased up to 7,500. After that, 10,000 or 20,000 steps had the same health benefits as 7,500 steps. I personally don't agree either. It makes sense to me that a 5-6 mile walk every day would make you more physically fit and healthier than a 2-3 mile daily walk.


I couldn't find the story I saw the other day, but here's a similar study about how many steps to increase longevity. I still believe more is better.


Sorry, the link didn't appear. Here it is


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...-steps-per-day

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