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May 10, 2003

How Many Steps do You Take in a Day

For the past three years my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law have come and stayed with us for a week. This is the third year in a row where they've come with stories of some new product that has revolutionized their lives. Two years ago it was the Swiffer, which we now use solely to sweep the hardwood. Last year it was a bread machine, we bought one before they left and were baking like crazy.

This year both of them are pushing a pedometer, a little pager-size belt clipped box that counts the number of steps you take. The pedometer can be calibrated to convert number of steps into distance in miles. From reading a few sites seems like a healthy number of steps each day is somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000.

So I tried it for 1 day, with my morning run and a walk at lunch ended up with 18,002 steps by the end of the day.

Was suprised to find some interesting sites for pedometer users. Web walking USA offers a way to enter the data from a pedometer and do a virtual walk across the USA.

Still not convinced I'd want to wear one every day . . .

Posted by mike at May 10, 2003 10:25 AM