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Do You Wear a Pedometer?

With the new guidelines for how many steps per day we should be getting for weight control, I am curious about who does and does not wear a pedometer. So . . .


chancleta chancleta 9 years
thanks kyleracine! I'm so going to look in to getting an Omron! :D thanks again!
kyleracine kyleracine 9 years
I average anywhere between 12,000 and 18,000 a day. I work for home (and my apartment is 35 square meters) so I have to really put effort in to get that many. But, I purposely don't buy a lot of food at the grocery store at a time, so I have to walk there almost every day to pick up at least one item. And then I get a lot of steps when I go workout at my gym, which I also walk to. I have an Omron, I don't know which one, I can't remember but it's the most recent/best model. my hubby got it for me for Christmas. It's awesome though, you can leave it in your purse when you walk and it still counts, just as accurately as if you had it on your hip. It makes no noise whatsoever!
smarler smarler 9 years
I understand the OCD about steps, but I guess I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I mean, is it really THAT wrong to obsess about my health? If it were any other unhealthy behavior, I'd obsess, so why not be concerned about a sedentary lifestyle? And wackdoodle, I love that you motivated your neighbor to wear a pedometer in France. I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, and I topped out at 28,000 steps in one day! It was really exciting.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Yes I wear one. Convinced my neighbor to buy one and wear one too. She's MO (morbidly obese) but wants to lose weight I suggested she simply try for 1000 steps at first. She hit that easily as I knew she would. Then I said how about 5000. She hit that easily. Now she's working on 10000 per day. When she was on vacation in France she actually beat me with over 30000 steps per day! I dared her to keep it up cause she came back from France after eating cheeses, bread, rich foods and drinking tons of wine - slimmer. It's on now.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I used to wear one all the time, but it was driving me nuts because I got OCD about how many steps I'd taken that day. Plus, it wasn't that accurate and it would count like, 10 steps when I stood up or sat down.
hlcdlc hlcdlc 9 years
I wear one; it is actually a benefit from my health insurance! We can earn 'miles' based on how many steps we take, and those miles can convert to a maximum of $250 a year! I work out 5-6 days a week, and I teach HS so I am on my feet ALL DAY LONG. I average 12-14,000 steps a day. I can see how a desk job would really make it tough to get many steps, I average about 1000 per class period.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
no - but all the time i think about getting one since i walk around so much. when i lived in FL i didn't walk so much but now that i'm back in NYC - i walk EVERYWHERE And it would be great to see how many miles i add onto my workout just from walking to and from work
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I want one because I want to know how many steps I take at my weekly trips to Disneyland =)
smarler smarler 9 years
I have the "Omron HJ-112" Pedometer and I love it so much. It's thin (maybe 1/2 inch thick) and it's got a clip that works on the INSIDE of my pocket so that I don't look strange at work (I'm a college teacher, so I deal with a lot of different groups daily). It keeps track of steps, aerobic steps, miles, and calories. It's quiet, durable, and reliable. And it only costs $20...I got mine through I really think that it's the best health tool I've ever used. Seriously.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
i should get one. i'm pretty sedentary at work and i think it'll keep me motivated to stay away from my desk. anyone know a good, cheap, noiseless pedometer?
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
No but I wanna get one...
ksw4543 ksw4543 9 years
I think the clicking is more psychological than audiological. I used to think it was SO LOUD, but then I realized it's not that bad and people don't really attend to that sound. We just attend to it because it's synchronized with our walking. But I definately get my 10k steps per day, but now I need to get 12k. That's hard, but now it makes me want to do a lot more, like 14k per day! :)
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i want one but i hate the kind that you can hear click any suggestion fit?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I wear one when I go for walks but not all day. I also do not average 10,000 steps a day
wmurdy wmurdy 9 years
I used to wear one every day, but then I found myself obsessing about the steps. I work out 1.5 hours, 6 days a week, and that little bugger still wouldn't get up past 12,000 steps on my craziest of workouts. I've come to realize that if you regularly workout, you don't need it, IMO. It's only for those individuals that don't workout and need to walk more to improve their health. Pedometers don't count biceps curls or squats or situps or pullups or dips or... well, you get my point
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No but I'm curious if I did what # it would tell me...
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I want one. I am semi-active (I work out everyday), but my job is pretty sedentary. I'm really curious about how many steps I take. But I don't know that I would buy one.... I want someone to give me one!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Nope, I don't.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
I have one but am no longer using it. It was annoying to find a place to clip it and it made noise when I walked.
d9rlcb d9rlcb 9 years
somedays I just forget often enough that I am not really effectively counting
meumitsuki meumitsuki 9 years
Making sure that I got to 10,000+ a day (or over 70,000 a week) was a big help to losing the baby weight after my pregnancies. Its an easy goal to check through-out the day.
gigill gigill 9 years
I want one of these, but only if someone gave it to me as a gift. I definitely don't think I walk 10,000 steps a day unfortunately.
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