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Walking Adair County (Columbia) KY: A personal metric

Walking: It doesn't necessarily take a lot of money to the health benefits you want. In fact, not spending is a parallel goal in my experiment. Might even look for a paying job where 10,000 strides, spread over an eight hour shift, is part of the work. Don't guess many waitresses or waiters, walking mailmen, neighborhood police on foot patrol, or Amazon pickers have a single concern about getting their 10,000 strides in. They're getting paid to get healthy.

Ed Waggener

There have been no posts during the period 5:30amCT-6:17amCT this Labor Day. The time was used to test a way to get in the 10,000 steps I've taking each day as a health regimen.

I reached 5,100 of the strides, all indoors, in three rooms, but mostly around a small kitchen island. It took me 47 minutes to get half of the goal completed, or to be precise, 5,100 strides

The plan had been to get in all 10,000 strides at once. I quit because of hyperideation. Got to overthinking. That's dangerous. I know there has to be a better, more practical way.

Oh yeah, one piece of equipment I have - with no personal cash outlay - it was a gift from son Tom, is a wristband which had steps, miles, time, and more stuff I'm too techno-impaired to use. And I love it after starting to wear it almost six months after my 75th birthday.

They tell me that smartphones/watches offer the same functions. I have an iPhone, but I'm not sure I want to learn how to use it for this purpose. Instead, for me, it's been easier to get in some strides while talking the walk - that's one multi-tasking idea which seems to work, and it - unlike the circuits around the kitchen island, works for me.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not against special equipment. Maybe one day I'll graduate to $300 "tuna shoes" with flashing lights and special soles - but no swoosh or logo - that's anathema to me. Right now, I'll save the credit card interest, and wait until my feet tell me I need them.

This story was posted on 2015-09-07 06:42:15
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