Since I moved to the retirement community in March with my dog, I have been averaging about 2.7 miles (6000-65000 steps per day), even in the cold weather.I am back to tracking my steps a day. Trying to get at least 5000 steps a day. Just wondering around in Wal Mart can get 2000 in. lol lol. Exercise and eating right does help my health. Got to drink plenty of water too. That is harder for me to do.
Sorry, Mr. Ed, that it still hurts! Wishing you a speedy recovery!I miss hiking/walking I broke my left in the 4th. It didn't bother me until 2015 when I worked at drug/alcohol rehab facility. I had to stand in place for long periods of time overseeing medication passes. I get acupuncture once a week, still hurts
My iPhone does this for me and on a typical day I get about 8500 steps plus 5 to 7 flights of stairs. Part of my daily walk includes hills and I believe that is the most beneficial part. Like you, I have also come to understand that walking is about the best exercise for me as I approach 80 later this year.That's great...good for you. Walking is one of the best exercises. I need to do the same. My pedometer app says I should get 6,000 steps a day. I usually don't get nearly that much. I haven't been good at using it around the house.
I'll try it. It can't hurt. It's available in canned form.My 69 year old knees & eyesight have both improved (especially my eyesight).
I heard about "Bromelain" - an enzyme in pineapple that (over time) helps dissolve those floaters some of us get in our eyes as we age. The same enzyme also helps arthritis. I've been having some pineapple for breakfast for the past year. I now see floaters only when I try hard to see them. Previously, a computer screen really brought them out.
Scoff all ya want, but I had an eye exam recently & the optometrist said, "Well, your last eye exam was 3 years ago & your eyesight was just "OK," but now it's 20/15 which is better than perfect."
I am a true believer in walking. We let the iPhone count the steps, but try to get in a mile a day. We've also got stairs in the house which I believe are an asset. As I reported in another post, a doctor once told me that when I got older I might fall on those stairs and break a hip, but without the stairs I might not get old enough to break the hip. (-8
Average is 2000. I guess that is considering the average stride of a person. As for walking we walk 5 days a week except if it's raining. I walk 3 miles a day my wife walks about 1/2 mile more. These 34 degree cold mornings aren't fun but then the 93 degree mornings at 6 a/m aren't fun eitherJust curious, how many steps are in a mile?