18 September 2007

pedometer

in a continuous and creative attempt to get our firm's name "out there" (wherever "there" is), i saw that we had our very own grant thornton pedometers! nice, huh? so i got one, y'know, to be cool.

much to my surprise and dismay, however, i learned the following from the handy user's guide:

"under the following condition, the stepping meter can't count correctly:

    (i) moon walking, wearing sandal
    (ii) when walking in the tricky condition
    (iii) vibration without walking"

sadness. and i was just *recently* thinking about learning how to walk in the tricky condition, now that i have finally mastered the moon walk (a pretty tricky feat, itself, while wearing sandal) ... grr ...

as a side note: yesterday, i took 4,500 steps. i was wearing some uncomfortable shoes, though, so i don't know if that impacted my walking. so far today, i am at 2,900. i wonder what is "normal" ... ?

4 comments:

missy. said...

oh, wow...that's so funny. moon walking, huh? i am so glad you posted this, it cracked me up.

Rachel said...

Here's a rough guide to answering your Q:

Based on the best evidence as of the end of 2003, Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke recommends the following:
Classification of pedometer-determined physical activity in healthy adults:
1) Under 5000 steps/day may be used as a "sedentary lifestyle index"
2) 5,000-7,499 steps/day is typical of daily activity excluding sports/exercise and might be considered "low active."
3) 7,500-9,999 likely includes some exercise or walking (and/or a job that requires more walking) and might be considered "somewhat active."
4) 10,000 steps/day indicates the point that should be used to classify individuals as "active".
5) Individuals who take more than 12,500 steps/day are likely to be classified as "highly active".

christianna said...

wow, i am impressed with such depth of information! thanks, rachelll ...

i always knew i led a sedentary life -- now there's proof!

Ames said...

It took me a while to find this information that came with my pedometer, but at last I dug through my pile of filed and forgotten papers. Here is the part that may answer your question:

6,000 steps maintains your current health

10,000 steps = good health

12,000-18,000 steps or 4,000-6,000 uninterrupted walk each day = lose weight.

Interesting huh? :P Once I wore mine at Disneyland. I think it was something like 24,000 steps.