Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Confess, I Am A Pedometer Addict!

I've written several articles on pedometers and how helpful they can be in motivating you to exercise. Well, I decided to buy one for myself ( and my husband!) to see how many steps a day I was getting in. The goal is 10,000 steps a day. I put my pedometer on first thing in the morning and then take it off at night before bed, checking it throughout the day. Let me tell you, it is an eye opener! In order to get 10,000 steps a day, I have to do nearly an hour of cardio and be actively moving throughout the day. On the average, I do get in about 10,000-15,000 steps a day, most days. I have to admit, I do get disappointed when I don't make that goal! The other day I asked my husband, "Where is your pedometer? You don't have it on." He said," I don't want to live my life ruled by a pedometer!" I did bring it to his attention that when he doesn't wear the pedometer, he doesn't get as much exercise in. So, needless to say, he is wearing it again. So, I guess the moral to this story is, Buyer beware, pedometers could be habit forming!

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