“I never used to have this problem. Not that I think it’s a problem,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It’s more of a challenge, I guess, though with my slightly obsessive temperament it could become a problem. And Apple is to blame.”
“They say a journey begins with a single step. My iPhone has the Apple Health app and this includes a step counter. It is counting every little step,” Evans writes. “Medical guidance suggests we should take 10,000 steps each day — that’s not a huge amount of steps and I’d always assumed I took at least that many during my day. Then one day while struggling with deadlines I noticed I’d walked only 2,500 steps.”
“That’s when things began to change. Walking the dogs has become something akin to a cross-country hike. We’re walking around ten miles a day across those leafy parts of London we know. The dogs are sleeping 18-hours a day to recover,” Evans writes. “The other evening I popped out to pick up a pint of milk. Checking my step counter I noticed I was a few thousand short of the ten thousand target, so I walked to some random shop in a different district. The return trip took two hours but I reached 20,000 steps!”
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MacDailyNews Take: Motivation. We’ve been experiencing the same thing with our Nike+ FuelBands for several years now (more convenient than lugging around an iPhone). Apple’s Health, HealthKit, and, soon, Apple Watch are going to help a lot of people to live healthier.