Step counters /Pedometers
What is a step counter?
A step counter (pedometer) is an instrument that measures the number of steps you take each day.
How does a step counter work?
The step counter records a step each time your hip moves up and down. The step counter also measures things you do throughout your day besides walking, like bending to tie your shoes. These types of movements count too.
How do I wear a step counter?
Attach the step counter to your belt or waistband near the front of your hipbone.
Facts and figures
- 2,000 steps = approximately 1.6 km (or 1 mile)
- 10,000 steps = approximately about 8 km (or 5 miles)
- A person who walks 10,000 steps per day will burn between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per week (depending on their weight).
More step counter information
Visit Ontario Pedometer Challenge to learn more about using step counters to benefit your health.
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