It takes about 2,000 steps to walk a mile. You can estimate the number of walking-equivalent steps you take when exercising at a moderate pace on an elliptical machine by multiplying the number of minutes you exercise by 203. For example, training on the elliptical for 30 minutes equals about 6,090 steps.
In respect to this, are miles on an elliptical accurate?
Distance: On a treadmill, distance generally is accurate. It's a measure of the revolutions of the belt over time. On elliptical trainers, stationary bicycles, stair climbers and other cardiovascular machines, the distance is an estimate from a formula worked out by the manufacturer. Calories: This is an estimate.
How long should you be on the elliptical?
Duration. You can prevent weight gain and reduce disease risk with 150 minutes of elliptical training per week. A typical 150-minute weekly goal is accomplished with 30 minutes a day on five different days.