That’s the secret.
Number one: 7,000 steps is a huge number of steps when it’s 30 degrees out.
Why is that?
Also, why is it no trouble at all racking up mileage anywhere except your house?
Take the train into the city, and you score 9,000 steps just walking outside Grand Central.
But walk around your ranch house in Tarrytown, and you have to keep moving a good 12 hours to hit 7K, the equivalent of 1 hour walking in midtown. I think Fitbit must be padding the numbers for urban dwellers and un-padding them for folks here in the suburbs. Because they can.