Monday, July 30, 2007

How many steps have you taken today?

Registering for walking events has a lot of perks. Health and accomplishment aside, you usually get free swag as part of your registration package. The Hbc Run For Canada package was particularly good as it had a free pedometer in it. I finally got around to delving the depths of the goodie bag and found a nifty little ParticipACTION business card. On the card is a guide that helps you determine how active you are based on the number of steps you take in a day. Reprinted here for your info and just in case I lose the card!
< 5,000
= sedentary
= low active
>= 10,000
= active
> 12,500
= highly active

Source: Catrine Tudor-Locke, Arizona State University.
Affiliate Scholar, Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute.

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