Since starting to study for the RD Exam last week – as well as becoming addicted to learning about the world of blogging – I realized I have been sitting on my butt more than normal. If it were not for my workouts, I may not have even hit 3,000 steps a day! That number is MUCH lower than the recommendation to walk 10,000 steps a day!! Yikes! Thus, after an active weekend spent camping, mountain biking, swimming, hiking, and running I have decided to keep this entire week as active as possible despite having to work and study. The plan: Put on my pedometer and walk at least 8,000 steps each day – not including the workouts I have planned. I’ll give a recap at the end of the week with the step totals, and what I had to do in order to hit that number each day!
Pedometers can be a great tool to use every so often to track your activity level. I especially like to use one when I know I will be unable to get a workout in (such as while traveling, during busy weeks at work, times when I’m swamped with school work, or while recovering from an injury). Pedometers are cheap – you don’t have to buy a fancy one – and there are even pedometer apps available for smart phones! I challenge each of you to see where your step count is at now and to make strides (literally, hehe) to increase it each day!
Leave a comment stating what your step goal is and what you had to do in order to achieve it!