kimny72 wrote: »
I thought I was pretty active until I got my first Fitbit and found I was barely getting 4k steps per day. Over time I've worked up to 8k+ and hope to get to 10k fairly regularly eventually and those extra steps have increased my NEAT. I find it motivating, that's pretty much how it's beneficial to me I know it doesn't work like that for everyone though!
whmscll wrote: »
A lot of people find it immensely helpful. Personally, I don’t see the point. I exercise 5-6 days a week, lifting and cardio. I tried step tracking a while back and found it mostly annoying.
trbp72 wrote: »
If you do nothing all day and have the time to walk 5 miles daily...that's great...but most people will struggle with that...and the 10,000 steps has been proven to be an arbitrary figure plucked out of thin air for the purposes of marketing step counters in the first place...so I like others have gone through the motions of having a step tracker...because it was a thing...and I haven't used it in about a year...because constant use meant having to charge it every fortnight...and I very rarely achieved the golden goose of 10,000 steps! I think I did it once when we were at a rock festival walking from the campsite to the arena every day equated to about 5 miles! Dr Michael Moseley a proponent for reversing diabetes is against it also:
The only useful function was the sleep analysis...I took notice of that more than the walking to be honest...
trbp72 wrote: »
If you do nothing all day and have the time to walk 5 miles daily...that's great...but most people will struggle with that.
tinkerbellang83 wrote: »
Also think the 10000 steps thing has been around long before step counters became such a big thing, my first step counter was a little clip on the waistband that cost £2 and that was 20 years ago
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