I bought a pedometer to count the number of steps I take per day.
This was mostly done out of curiosity.
I bought a cheapo one, although oddly the shop I went to sold three different pedometers, all from the same manufacturer, all with different features, yet all at the same price. So I bought the best one of course.
My journey to work involves a five minute walk to the station, then a twenty minute walk from the station to the office. In total that was just over 2,500 steps.
I managed another 2,500 steps when at work, which was surprising as my job involves sitting at a desk all day, or at least, I thought it did.
With another 2,500 steps going home I clocked up around 7,500 before I took it off.
I did some reading and it breaks down like this.
Less than 5,000 steps a day means you’re sedentary.
5,000 – 7,499 is considered “low active”.
7,500 – 10,000 (I just scrape into this category) is “somewhat active”.
10,000 – 12,500 is “active”.
So, I’m “somewhat active” then. Which is roughly what I suspected.
This thing also counts calories burned (well, it claims to), I just checked and I’m on 4,000 steps which it says comes to 184 calories. Which is roughly the same as a pint of beer. If I can get to 8,000 steps a day that’s two pints!
I’m off for a walk then.
To the pub.