Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I work in an office. That means I sit at a desk all day reading things and typing things and waiting for other people to read things and type things. I also work in an office with free food. That means I sit at a desk all day that is about 50 feet from a jar of homemade brownies and a fridge full of soda. I don't do a lot of walking during the workday, except from my desk to meetings and food.

My last job was working in a stockroom. I carried a pedometer with me for a few months, and I averaged about 15,000 steps in an eight-hour shift. The only way to walk 15,000 steps at my current job is if I walk back and forth between my desk and the kitchenette continuously. That would mean I'd be getting food about 250 times in a day, which would probably cancel out all the walking.
Don't get me wrong, I like my current job a lot, but I do miss getting exercise at work. People who know about these things say that I'm supposed to walk 10,000 steps per day. I seriously doubt that I'm walking that much right now, but I'd like to walk more. 

Sure, I could just walk more, but how would I know if I'm walking enough? A pedometer, that's how.
This Omron pedometer is great because it will measure steps from inside a pocket or a bag, making it far superior to the orange one I had to clip to my belt. 
With my new pedometer, I will know when I hit 10,000 steps. More importantly, I'll know when I haven't hit 10,000 steps and I should probably walk more (in the opposite direction of the brownies).

1 comment:

  1. I've had this exact same pedometer for more than 2 years! It's mostly awesome, except when you're wearing a dress. I usually clip it over my underwear and it makes an unsightly bulge, and I realize that this is too much information. But I don't spend all my time walking around with my bag, so this is the only way to ensure that the pedometer captures all the steps I walk in a day.