You probably know people who are carrying FitBits or similar, tracking their daily "steps", and joining up in "support groups" to compare steps each day. I now find myself in one of those groups, but am shamed because my daily step total is barely above "sedentary" - about 3,000 steps/day.
My defense is that the step counter - in my case, an iPhone app - is not counting my daily cycling. Well, I consulted a meters development calculator and am alarmed to see that my bike commute only adds about 3,000 pedal revs, so even if I call each pedal rev a "step" I'm only doing 6,000 steps/day.
So, my questions:
- Is it fair to equate one pedal rev to one step?
- Can I reasonably argue that one pedal rev in 53/21 should count for more than one step? Or should it count for less?
- Would it be ridiculous to start wearing my iPhone on an ankle pouch to get pedal revs added to my daily count?