At work, we’ve started a “new program” that “encourages you to track your steps and help you to focus on your fitness in a simple and accessible way. The core component of Destination: You is the Tracker, which uses an accelerometer to accurately calculate the number of steps, distance walked, calories burned and time of activity.”
I thought I could use the motivation to get up and move around a bit more (and maybe even go to the gym), so I signed up. The results from week 1 were not exactly pretty.
We didn’t get the trackers until Tuesday afternoon, so that explains the low total there. According to The Walking Site, a sedentary person averages only 1,000 to 3,000 steps per day, and I am barely surpassing that. Of course, this doesn’t count any steps I take at home, since I don’t wear my shoes in the house, but I doubt that would provide any significant increase.
I guess I am posting this in order to shame myself into doing better and to track any progress I may make. They say 10,000 steps per day is a good guideline. After 1 week, I barely approached the halfway point.