How many steps in a pint of beer

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.

One thought on “How many steps in a pint of beer”

  1. Interesting stuff. I’ve had a pedometer for a while now (it’s getting to be something of a craze I think). However, my day mostly consists of:

    • getting up
    • taking a shower (please note that the pedometer is not attached at this point)
    • walking to the car
    • driving to work
    • walking from car to work
    • sitting at PC all day
    • walking from work to car
    • driving home
    • evening stuff (often at PC)
    • bed

    I have worn the Pedometer all day, and at 7pm have so far clocked up just 2185 steps. I think this must class as sedentary. Can anyone ‘beat’ that?

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