You’ve survived aerobics with Jane Fonda, the Thigh Master of Suzanne Somer, and Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Richard Simmons, but the latest fitness regime is actually based on sound advice – and it’s free. The latest mantra is all about getting your daily goal of 10,000 steps in, but let’s face it, it is a fantastic, low-impact way to keep active every day.
Ten thousand steps equate to about eight kilometres, or an hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed. To keep track of your steps there are three main devices to consider: a pedometer, a mobile phone app or a FitBit.
A pedometer is a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person’s hands or hips. Because the distance of each person’s step varies, an informal calibration, performed by the user, is required if presentation of the distance covered in a unit of length (such as in kilometres or miles) is desired.
One downloadable app to track your steps on your mobile phone is ActivityTracker. This is a free pedometer app for Apple or android phone created to keep track of your all-day activity. The app comes with a modern and intuitive interface and therefore it will take you little time to familiarise yourself with the way it works. ActivityTracker can monitor the steps taken, flights of stairs climbed, distance covered, the total active time and the total calories burned.
A FitBit is a wearable fitness tracker that records steps, heart-rate, sleep hours, calorie intake, calories burned and other kinds of fitness relevant information, all while providing little reminders too when the physical activity is low.
When you get out and about around the lush landscaped walkways and lakes of Latitude25 you’re not only getting that great dose of Vitamin D, but also building your “step” fitness into your day. With just on 1 kilometre around the northern lake of Latitude25 you are well on your way to chipping away at that goal. Make it four laps for half and include other walkways of Latitude25 and you will very quickly reach your daily target!
Maintaining fitness is literally right out your back door, so you can walk or job yourself fit around the two stunning lakes surrounded by lush green landscaped walkways. And, the always-perfect weather of sunny Queensland ensures your daily dose of vitamin D. Whether solo or with friends, taking in the fresh air is a sure-fire immunity booster, lung cleanser and increases your energy and sharpness of mind. What’s more, it makes you happier.
Enhance the fun of your walking with a group of friends and reward yourselves with a post-walk healthy drink or bite to eat at the Clubhouse. Just another way to live your best life at Latitude25.
(Sources: Wikipedia; Activitytrackerapp.com)