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Keeping the mind and the body moving

Healthy Living | Last Active: Jul 25, 2019 | Replies (17)

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I was reading this thread because I have been using an app on my smartphone to track my steps. It seems to be working! Here's what google says about steps

An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk one mile; and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits.

I was a software engineer out of college, so I was curious one time as to how a smart phone calculates movement. It's possible that these devices can calculate 'a step' . Isn't that neat! I read through the software development kits one time on the code that is used. Wish I was back at work, that stuff is fun.

I do feel guilty at the end of a day when the step count is low, I find it boring to just go out and walk by myself. I have to have a purpose in my walk, like going to a convenient store and purchasing a drink along the way. I think the calories in the drink maybe cancelling out my walking! Something I'm working on. The heat is torture for me, in this weather, I've been staying inside in the air conditioning.

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Walk a Muggle/ with friends- get a walking group together- birdwatching, Hike trail, dog walking ( spca and other rescues loves volunteers walking their dogs, walk the mall , etc
Stretch/ walk steps in home - leaning against walls , pushups, weights, etc
I tried to 6000. Used to 8000 or more. Mostly retired now