Do You have a Pedometer?

Omagh, Northern Ireland
July 11, 2008 8:42am CST
Do You use it whenever You go out? I have a Nintendo DS and have just bought the "My Health Coach" accessory for it,which comes with a Pedometer..You plug in the Pedometer to the DS after your walk,and it uploads the data,and tells you how you are doing..Would You like this accessory? Have you got one? Does it Help Your walking plan?
2 responses
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I do have a bunch of these actually, but for me it is useless. I walk too much for walking to work as exercise for me. And the pedometer wouldn't inspire me to walk more anyway. The only thing that would inspire me would be a beautiful hiking trail.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
3 Feb 10
I'm not following how too much walking to work isn't good exercise for You..as long as you're getting your heart rate above it's base rate,it's helping your fitness level,and getting the rate above 70% of your maximum recommended rate is definitely good exercise..
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I see that I worded that incorrectly... I do not walk to work. I work 10 miles away from my house and that would be some walk! Not that I couldn't do it. I mean, walking does not work for me, as exercise. Walking doesn't raise my heart rate, I'm just not that out of shape. For someone out of shape, I could see walking as exercise. If I go on a 10 to 20 mile bike ride, then my heart rate goes up and I get sweaty and I actually feel like I am exercising. Or if I go running I feel like I did some exercise. But walking is just transportation to me. I could walk 20 miles tomorrow and the only thing that would bother me is that it would take so much time. But I wouldn't be sore from that or feel like I exercised. Although it should still burn 70 calories per mile. By the way, I'm not saying walking is bad if you enjoy it. Just that for me, it isn't worth the amount of time it takes as far as being exercise. If I want to burn calories, practically anything else is faster than walking. If I want to get toned, again, anything beats walking. But if you find walking relaxing and it's fun, by all means, it isn't bad for you. I do enjoy hiking, that makes walking fun because there is good scenery.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I have had a few pedometers but they never seem to work right. I will count along with the pedometer to see how many steps I come up with and how many they do and it is never the same. I have got alot of free ones out of cereal boxes lately too.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 Jul 08
The App has a few "Challenges" built in for you to undertake-It reminds you to drink water,suggests drinking Herbal tea,hiding your salt cellar,etc..completing such challenges gains you a distance credit on top of whatever the Pedometer has counted..I've only tried the thing out a couple of days so far,and it already tells me I've covered the equivalent of a Marathon race!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
3 Feb 10
as you have to set them up to allow for differences in a person's stride,I think they work to an average count,so you'd probably find differences between an actual count of your steps and the gadgets reckoning.