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There are 7 comments on Fitbit Walking Challenge Heats Up

  1. That’s my hypothesis. Nobody can actually walk that many steps per day, even they giving up their working and sleeping hours. If they use an iPhone meter app(Heath) instead of a fitbit device to measure the steps, everybody’s high number can divided by 10,000, or 100,000, or more.

    1. They’re not averaging 229,989 steps a day, that’s their average for the whole challenge. The top teams members are probably averaging 25,000-30,000 steps a day. If you figure it takes about an hour to walk 8,000 steps, it definitely takes time to do it but it’s easily accomplished.

  2. Someone walked over 52 miles on marathon Monday and averages 30 miles a day? Those numbers are incredible but think about it. Even at a very brisk walking pace (4mph) that’s roughly 7-13 hours of exercise per day. It just doesn’t seem possible with working a full time job and if a person actually was doing that, it certainly doesn’t seem healthy…

  3. This challenge is a great idea – what an inspiring way to get people motivated, and a wonderful way to bring the BU community together for a healthy purpose. Thanks BU Wellness!
    I have to agree with other posters that averaging 30 miles a day not only seems impossible, but seems unhealthy and obsessive. Besides that, it’s been great to see people motivated and encouraged to get up and move during the day!

  4. If you are willing and able to walk 30 miles per day, then more power to you. Danuta? I salute you! Now, if you’ll all excuse me, I need to get more steps in! :)

    (Many thanks to BU Employee Wellness for creating this challenge and for providing the Fitbit Flexes!)

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