The goal is to walk 5 miles each day. Increasing daily exercise is a core element in my weight loss program, walking is central to that. My research found that the guideline for a moderate walking program for me as 13,200 steps per day. My average stride length is approximately 2 feet long. That means that it takes me just over 2,640 steps to walk one mile, and 26,400 steps to reach my daily goal of 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day.
Reaching my goal of 5 miles required that I find a way to measure and monitor the distance each day. I purchased a pedometer this evening for that purpose and worked through the setup…I will start using it first thing in the morning. The weekly distance will start to show up in my blog postings. I want to be more conscious of my distance goal so logging and journaling that data should make it much more likely I will reach my goal.