Monday, May 18, 2015


All the staff at my office have an android based smartphones. We've gone from BlackBerry and Apple. This has happened in the last six months. One of the features we've got programs that incorporate both the the GPS and pedomeeter abilities.

Since the weather has now turned better, we're using this programs and getting out to walk. I think we've all got it set to 4000 to 5000 steps per day. This means we're working to take off at least 150+ calories a day. It is too easy to sit at thr desk in front of the computer. I know there is a great deal of information on the problems of sitting all day. I know itit's being compared to smoking, but now everything is being compared to smoking.

As I write this 3 out of 4 of us are taking time at lunch to go for a walk. While we're located in the downtown core, we are close enough to the River we can cross and there is a hiking trail that follows one of the creeks. It leads through a park as well.

Besides going for a walk, we're counting the steps at work and we are encouraged to stand up and move through the day. Walking is helping us to keep away from sitting all day. It is intriguing to discover how many steps are either done or not done during the day. For me I've set for 4000 steps a day.

It's only been a couple of weeks so too early to tell. One of the big parts of this walking habit is it gets us out of the basement office and into the fresh air.

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