Walking Desk Step Counts
So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active.
Out of the Ordinary
The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when I was having tea here at the house with a neighbor while discussing local politics, I found myself standing up. Without consciously thinking about it at first, I felt I had been sitting down too long and had grown uncomfortable. So, I just stood up. Odd. Then I consciously realized I was standing and why.
I’ve been a huge fan of my little FitBit. In fact, I probably would have never realized how inactive I tend to be had I not had this little guy. I’ve actually gone through several of them (various issues) through the years. Steve absolutely always walks well over 10,000 steps a day. (The goal is 10,ooo steps per day.) I very, very rarely walked anywhere near 10,000 steps. But the last week has been significantly different!
Not only did I walk over 40 miles in the last 7 days, with an average of 5.78 miles per day, I walked almost 85,000 steps in total. The previous week I walked over 24 miles, with an average of 2.92 miles per day and over 51,000 steps, and that number was a bit high because I volunteered at Point Bonita.