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Old 12-15-2017, 23:54   #311
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I left both my fitness trackers at home on the chargers one morning last week. I'm pretty sure I got my daily goal in at work that day, but I can't prove it. The past 7 days I've averaged 13,984 steps per day, so I'm getting back on track again.
What fitness tracker do you use? I quit using my phone as a pedometer because I couldn't use it and talk on it at the same time. I'm a little OCD, so I would ignore phone calls while I was walking.

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Old 12-16-2017, 05:29   #312
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I have a Garmin Vivosmart HR. Its a wrist strap type and has a heart rate monitor built in. I got it because my bike computer is a Garmin and if my chest strap heart rate monitor quits, I can tell the bike computer to use the tracker's heart rate monitor.

I got a FitBit One later on because the rest of the family has one kind or another of Fitbit and we can challenge and share steps with each other. I can put it in my pocket or clip it onto my pants waist band. It counts steps and floors.

Both seem to be accurate when I check them but usually at 10-12k steps, the Garmin is about 500 steps ahead of the fit bit. My wife has the same setup and her Fitbit is usually ahead of Garmin.

What I like about them over a plain old pedometer is the apps for them keep stats easy to get. I would hate to do it by keeping a log.

I don't always carry my phone with me every step and the battery life is short enough with the apps that I keep open on it.

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15 consecutive days of making my daily step goal of 12,000 steps per day. I've made my goal 25 of the last 28 days. Today will make 26 of 28.

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I exercised yesterday. I exercise according to how much my knee allows me to. I sit down and stand up several times. I hang onto something solid and stretch as many parts as I can.

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So far - not much exercise at all - I got out of bed and didn't hurt myself - LOL and I went up three flights of stairs to my office cubicle where I will be sitting in front of the computer for most of the day doing the old programming thing. This time of year tends to be the worse for exercise, not enough snow, freezing cold and everyone tends to become very manic this time of year. I'll be glad once the day is over as I will have 10 days off - hopefully I'll get some hiking in if the snow accumulation stays where it is - otherwise I'll get the old snowshoes out.

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The benefits of snow - exercise shovelling - Major Powder Skiing on Wednesday. Felt my age

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Nearing 17,000 steps today. Have averaged 15,110 per day over the last 7 days.

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Made my daily step goal 27 out of last 28 days. My goal right now is to try to beat my best goal streak of 90 days. I need y'alls help to keep me motivated. Any one want to volunteer, you don't need to match my steps, set your own reasonable and achievable goal, and just post everyday if you made it or not and I'll do the same.

Maybe some of you think it takes a lot of work at exercise to be beneficial but it doesn't and it doesn't take as much as you might think. Here is the contents of an email I received from subscribing to Chris Kresser emails. I'm probably one of thousands that got it, so don't go to thinking I'm special.

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Hi, everyone,

Most of us have been taught to believe that if we want a big result, we need to make big changes.

I see this in many different areas of life:

In sports and physical training, we have the saying “no pain, no gain.”
In medicine, we see people with autoimmune disease taking powerful immunosuppressive drugs, or people who are obese having parts of their stomachs removed.
In business we see companies raising tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars before they’ve even made a profit.
Sometimes big results do require big changes. But not all of the time.

In fact, I’ve come to believe that the smaller changes make the biggest difference in most cases—especially when it comes to health.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reminded me of this. The researchers studied women aged 63 to 99 and found that for each 30-minute increase in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, there was roughly a 40 percent reduction in all-cause mortality. This isn’t surprising—we all know how important exercise is.

What might surprise you, however, is that 30 minutes of very light activity—like household chores or walking slowly over short distances—led to a 12 percent reduction in mortality.

Why is this important?

Because when people think that only big changes can make a difference, they aren’t likely to take action.

If a completely sedentary person thinks he has to exercise vigorously for 30 minutes five days a week to improve his health, he might be so overwhelmed by the magnitude of that change that he ends up doing nothing at all.

But if he knows that even light activity—like doing some gardening, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking a half-mile to the store instead of driving—can make a meaningful difference, he’ll be a lot more likely to do it.

And once he does, he’ll feel better, more confident, and more empowered to take the next step.

Small changes = big impact.

In health,
Chris

P.S. Speaking of small changes having a big impact, a couple of weeks ago I emailed you about a new film called Kale vs. Cow that highlights the importance of animals in our food system. Well, you all were directly responsible for raising over $10,000 for the film! Not only did you push the fundraising effort over the line, but you were among the most generous and selfless donors—several donated at $500 or above and didn’t ask for any perks. THANK YOU so much for helping to make this film happen! We need it now more than ever.

Chris Kresser LLC 1810 E Sahara Ave Suite 402 Las Vegas, NV 89104

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Made my step goal for 12/28/17.

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