Pedometer Step Equivalents of Exercises and Activities

One of the 3 core elements of Wellspring Journey is to walk 10,000 steps per day. We have been trying out our pedometers and have been finding that they are not always consistent. So we wanted to find a chart or method for calculating our steps. I found this great article that lists a wide range of activities. You can see the step equivalent for 1 minute, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, as well as 60 minutes.
I would use this chart in conjunction with your pedometer. Unfortunately there are some exercises that a pedometer will not work, like swimming. The key to using this chart will be your honesty. If you swam at a leisurely pace, you should indicate that and not that you were swimming at a moderate to vigorous pace. In the end it only hurts you!
Because the 10,000 step goal is a cumulative goal, remember that your exercise time counts as only one aspect of the total count. Steps are accumulated whenever you get up to get something in another room, go to the store, go up and down the stairs to do laundry, etc. So get creative in how you get your 10,000 steps in.
Here is the link to the article: http://walking.about.com/od/measure/a/stepequivalents.htm

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