# Math quest.about Pedometers?I don't get it doesn't distance walked matter more?

United States
June 7, 2007 6:13pm CST
At work they gave us pedometers. This is what I do not get. Doesn't distance matter more. It is 790 of my steps from my desk to the elevator to my car- I am 5'3". If someone is 6'3" wouldn't they take less steps to cover the same distance? The pedometer would then give them less credit for the same distance ..yes. Please tell me what I am missing here.
3 responses
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
8 Jun 07
Sorry, I didn't notice that this was posted under loose weight :) In this case,I think steps also means something. Coz with each step you take, you just move your body up and down. So the more steps you take, the more up and down move you are doing. And up and down movement consumes energy a lot. Don't you think that you just running at one point without moving forward is also a good way to loose weight?
• United States
9 Jun 07
Ah you are on to me. I used key words like Math and distance to attract those who might search om math word problems; Because they are problem solvers. I put it in lose 20 pounds because I knew people walk to lose weight and probably had used pedometers. Great point it is the up and down and not the forward motion that may be the most effective part. Yeah!! Math Geeks who needs 'em. I've got you- thanks.
• United States
17 Jun 07
Good pedometers have a way for you to factor in your stride.....I never really used this feature, well I actually guessed, to be honest. I was never sure how accurate it was.
@lzjilbb (425)
• China
8 Jun 07
I think of course the distance matters more than number of steps. Coz even for yourself, you can make more steps within the same distance if you like, right?