Walking for Health -- Is 10,000 steps per day a realistic goal for you?
My husband gave me a FitBit One for my birthday last year. (No, it wasn't a hint. I'd asked for one! He's smart like that.) I'd been wearing a regular old digital pedometer --which tracked my step count and told me what time it was, but nothing else-- for 10 years, and I felt like an upgrade was in order.
And a year and a half into my relationship with my One, I can honestly say that I love it. I love that it tracks how many floors I climb, how 'active' I am, and of course, how many steps I've taken each day. Seeing those numbers climb keeps me motivated day in and day out, even though I don't really need to lose any weight.
I've found that walking more than 10,000 steps per day is actually really easy, and I often go way over that number, especially on the days when I walk to pick up my kids from school. We also take family walks on the weekends, and make an effort to keep the kids moving whenever we can.
So, does anyone else use a FitBit? Or is Nike Fuel more your style? What's your daily step goal?
TheTalker wrote on June 11, 2014, 10:15 PM
I am shopping for something like this now. Does yours monitor sleep also?
happypinkbunnies wrote on June 12, 2014, 12:40 AM
It does, but I never actually use it for sleep. I did initially, but then I realized I was sleeping unusually poorly because I was aware that I was wearing the monitor. ;)
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