How Many Steps Do You Take?

Did you know that it is recommended that you take 10,000 steps a day? That sounds like a lot, right? Well, it kind of is. I didn't know how many steps I was taking until I got my new phone. How, you ask? The new Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Pedometer App on it.  It's called S Health and I totally love it! I didn't realize how few steps I was taking until this application came into my life. The below screen shot is from today (Sunday 10/19) and I haven't done much. I'm currently catching up on Witches of East End.

I keep the app's widget on the home screen of my phone, so that I can keep an eye on my progress throughout the day. It also tracks how many miles you've walked and how many calories you've burned. This is all from casual walking. I haven't gone for an exercise walk with it, but I plan on it this week.

The other cool thing about this app is that you can measure your stress level and how you sleep. I haven't used it for sleep yet. When I sleep with my phone I tend to ignore my alarm and over sleep!

The most steps I've taken so far have been 7,553. There was a festival that I attended and I did a lot of walking. Look at all those steps and calories! I can only imagine what this would look like after an exercise. I don't know if it would work on a treadmill, but I'll try it out and let you know.

You can also look back on your progress. I've done pretty good, obviously except for today, so far anyways. Wednesday I did a lot of walking between work properties. I can definitely tell when I'm too sedentary and need to get up for a walk.

I'm so glad that I have this app on my phone. It's definitely making me much more aware of how much I'm moving. Do you have a pedometer? How do you keep track of your movements?

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