10,000 steps

June 1, 2008 8:31am CST
I was always one of those people that thought reaching 10,000 steps a day was impossible. I proved myself wrong yesterday. I had gotten one of those step counters from Avon. I decided to clip it on when I got up yesterday. Between all the walking around the house and the dog walks, I was able to get over 14,000 steps. I thought that was great. I have heard that if you can keep up the 10,000 steps daily then you would begin to lose weight. Well, here's hoping. Is anyone else doing this? Three dog walks a day go a long way to reaching my daily targets.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
1 Jun 08
I've always fancied trying one of those. My son got one for Christmas, but mislaid it somewhere. I've always wanted to see just how far I walk just on a day to day basis, without doing anything special. Like you, a dog walk would be a fair way. Then there's up and down to the veg field. I think I should get extra points for going up and down hills too! Have you got any idea how far 14000 steps is? I suppose you'd have to measure one step and work it out.
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@Elixiress (3887)
8 Jun 08
I am quite interested in getting a pedometer, I was looking at them on ebay today and I am still in two minds on whether to get one. I am hoping to find somewhere that hands them out for free, I know the Special K used to, so I assume that other companies do the same. You know anywhere?
@Bugsey (775)
• United States
9 Jul 08
All Hearts has this pedometer which is cheap but effective enough because it does counts calories too. Hey 10,000 steps is great but for starters, something like 3,000 steps a day isn't bad. The average person makes about 1500-3000 steps so might as well try 3000 and then try and increase the steps per day. It would be the same think a doctor would advise.
@Elixiress (3887)
9 Jul 08
I don't think there is much point in me working up to more steps since some days I do way over that amount of steps, at least I think I do. Those are the days that I am at work, I am in retail and that involves a lot of walking. Thanks for website =D
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Jun 08
Good for you spiritwolf! Those pedometers are great, aren't they? We don't realize just how much walking we do in a day. Of course, 3 walks a day with your dogs is helping a lot to bump up the steps - but it all helps. Let us know when the weight starts falling off! I have a walking machine at home which tells me how many kilometers I've walked, and how many calories I've burnt - and it all helps phychologically when you see what you've achieved. Well done on the 14,000 steps!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Jul 08
Thanks for BR spiritwolf! Much appreciated. Have you beat your 14,000 steps yet? Just wondering . . . .
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Wow, congratulations! I have never really tried doing that, but I am always thinking that I should try sometime. I know that I have a pedometer somewhere at home, so I really need to fish it out and do that sometime. I am curious as to how many steps I normally walk throughout the day, and I think having a specific number like that in mind would probably be good motivation to get more exercise also. Good luck with your weight loss!
1 Jun 08
It's really weird because I usually do 500 steps in the house in the morning. That is before I drag out the hoover!! I got my original step counter from Special K cereal but I do like the Avon one better. There's no messing with it just clip it on and go. You'd be surprised at how many steps you take at work. I hope you find yours!
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• Australia
8 Jun 08
i heard that little cute babies can take 1000 (one thousand) steps an hour.. Amazing isnt it? lol
@alcazar (761)
• India
2 Jun 08
well thats marvelous man....i never knew bout this can be achieved literally....
@kame_w (104)
• China
2 Jun 08
I've read from an book that 30,000 steps per day can deal with all the calories u have that day. But it really takes lots of time. I've tried once that it took me at least 2 hours to reach 17,000 steps. And one of my friend who walked every day from home to school in 2 month, it takes half an hour for each journey. She'd lost 4 kilogrammes.
@GardenGerty (115037)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I have not tried it, but yes, I have heard that. I have had various pedometers, the best one being from Radio Shack, but I drop them, break them, or they refuse to reset. I may get around to it this summer. Good luck to you. One summer the weight just seemed to fall off of me.