This pedometer geek is always tries to achieve 10,000 steps on the pedometer each day. It is one of my continuing resolutions though I must admit that I have never consistently achieved it. The closest I ever came was one July in which I logged over 267,000 steps.
Starting tomorrow, April 1, I have added another goal to put more steps on my pedometer. Challenged by a friend in Austin, Texas, I have agreed to participate in the Million Mile Month. The idea behind this event is to have enough people participating by walking, biking, running, or even yoga (not sure how to record miles in yoga, but I digress) throughout the month of April that collectively a million miles of physical activity will be logged.
I have pledged to do a hundred miles, and my participation donation is/was donated to the American Diabetes Association. Being both a pharmacist and diabetes educator, I know the importance of physical activity to help reduce the incidence of diabetes, have better glucose control, and prevent diabetes-related disorders including heart disease.
This is just one more incentive for this pedometer geek to put steps on my pedometer, and maybe April 2015 will be the month I reach that elusive 10K every day. There is always room for more or as the website http://www.millionmilemonth.org says “the more the merrier,” so register now to join others in this month-long event to stay healthy.