October 12, 2011

Wednesday - 10,000 Steps A Day

Experts and doctors recommend at least 10,000 steps a day to maintain good health.  On days when I don't leave the house at all I get between 2,000 and 3,000 steps a day.  That means I need at least 8,000 more steps a day.  I crunched some numbers to find out how much walking I need since time is short and the weather is getting cold.  {It snowed today...and stuck!}

2,000 steps for me is .85 miles --- so --- 8,000 steps would be just under 3.5 miles
1 mile takes me 20 minutes --- so --- 3.5 miles means I should walk for 1 hour and 10 minutes each day

If I walk for an hour and half each day {taking in account my slowing down as I get tired}, that should put me in the healthy standard.
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