Conversion Charts

Your step counter (pedometer) will count your steps when walking, hiking, jogging, running, even playing golf, tennis, basketball or soccer, but you might not want to wear it when playing some sports. The step counter will not count your steps when using a bicycle, doing cross-country skiing or several other activities.

Keep track of your steps by using a written daily log.

Use the following conversion charts to figure out your total number of steps and the distance you've traveled.

  • Chart 1: Minutes to Steps - Converts the duration of your activities into steps.
  • Chart 2: Steps to Miles - Converts your steps into miles.
  • Chart 3: Step Facts - Helps you evaluate your progress.

Minutes to Steps

Activity Time spent = 1 mile or 2,000 Steps
Aerobics (low impact) 16 minutes
Aerobics (moderate) 13 minutes
Aerobics (high impact) 11 minutes
Basketball 20 minutes
Bicycling (leisurely, 10=11.9 mph) 20 minutes
Bicycling (moderate, 12-13.9 mph) 10 minutes
Bicycling (vigorous, 14-15.9 mph) 8 minutes
Canoeing 20 minutes
Dancing (all types) 15 minutes
Football 15 minutes
Golf (walking) 20 minutes
Resistance Training 27 minutes
Rollerblading 10 minutes
Rowing (light effort) 27 minutes
Rowing (moderate) 13 minutes
Skating 20 minutes
Skiing (cross-country) 10 minutes
Skiing (downhill) 15 minutes
Soccer 10 minutes
Stationary Bicycling (light) 16 minutes
Stationary Bicycling (moderate) 11 minutes
Stationary Bicycling (vigorous) 8 minutes
Stretching - 6 steps per min. 3 hours 33 minutes
Swimming Laps (light/moderate) 10 minutes
Tai Chi - 8 steps per min. 2 hours 50 minutes
Tennis 10 minutes
Walking approx. 15 minutes
Water Aerobics 20 minutes
Weightlifting 27 minutes
Yoga 40 minutes

Steps to Miles

Steps
Miles
500 0.25
1,000 0.50
1,500 0.75
2,000 1.00
2,500 1.25
3,000 1.50
3,500 1.75
4,000 2.00
4,500 2.25
5,000 2.50
5,500 2.75
6,000 3.00
6,500 3.25
7,000 3.50
7,500 3.75
8,000 4.00
8,500 4.25
9,000 4.50
9,500 4.75
10,000 5.00

Step Facts

Generally speaking 2,000 steps will equal one mile. However, depending upon your length of stride, it might take 2,500 steps to equal 1 mile.

  • 10,000 steps should be considered 5 miles.
  • 200 steps is about one city block.
  • 9 holes of golf (no cart but walking) equals about 8,000 steps.
  • Most people will get about 1,200 steps in about 10 minutes.
Level of Activity Number of Steps per Day
VERY INACTIVE 2,500 STEPS OR LESS PER DAY
INACTIVE 2,501 - 5,000 STEPS PER DAY
MODERATELY ACTIVE 5,001 - 7,500 STEPS PER DAY
ACTIVE 7,501 - 10,000 STEPS PER DAY
VERY ACTIVE GREATER THAN 10,000 STEPS PER DAY

Contact Information

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22 South State Street
3rd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Senior Services
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
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(801) 525-5071 :: Fax

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