I averaged 25,420 steps per day (burning 3,880 calories) in 2017 – here’s how…
I’m obsessed with fitness tracking statistics. I’ve just checked and I did 9,278,393 steps in 2017 – a ridiculous amount. So much so that this year one of my resolutions is to do a little fewer, as getting these steps has taken over my life to an extent. So I thought it worth bashing out the stats,...
How many steps did you do in 2016? I did 8,170,127 – fitness tracking works!
I hate the idea of sounding like an advert, but wearing a fitness tracker has made a substantial change to my lifestyle. In Feb 2015 Mrs MSE gave me a Fitbit (though I’m sure the same’s true of all brands), and for someone like me, who’s a bit obsessive, it’s a very powerful motivating factor. I’m now averaging...
Would you take £500 now or £1,000 in a year? And what that says about you
If I offered you £500 today or a guaranteed no-risk £1,000 in a year’s time, what would you take? Think about it for a second, as your answer shines a light on your financial psychology. I’m sorry to say this isn’t a real offer, but a simple poser I posted as a Twitter poll a little while ago...
The MSE Pub Quiz 2016 Answers
I suspect many of you have hardly been able to sleep since I posted the MSE Christmas pub quiz questions last week. Well finally I can pop that bubble of excitement and provide you with the answers. Phew… let the good times roll. SPOILER ALERT: If this is the first you’ve heard of the quiz – follow this MSE pub...
The MSE Christmas pub quiz 2016
Every year, in the run-up to Christmas, the MSE team get the enormous joy, pleasure and cultural delight (indeedy) of facing my annual pub quiz. This long and proud tradition is in its seventh year and I continue to take their groans as encouragement. Some of the rounds don’t work in print (eg, the round where I...
7 shin splint beating tips: I’ve just run my 400th km of 2016
Last year in June, I wrote a bye bye shin splints, just run my 500th km of 2015 blog. Well, it’s not even April 2016 and I’ve already run 400km – nearly doubling my kilometres per month. Last year, that was a massive personal best – running short 6km and long 10km routes. Now my short runs are...
My first year’s fitness-tracker stats: it works, I’ve massively upped my game
On 22 February 2015 Mrs MSE gave me a Fitbit Charge HR. I’d already had a Misfit for a while, but it was one you just clipped on, with no display. So I hadn’t got that into it. Now I’m a year in with the FItbit, I thought it would be useful to quickly compile my observations and stats. ...
How will you fare in the MSE Christmas pub quiz 2015…?
Every year, in the run up to Christmas, the team at MSE get the great joy (oh yes indeedy) of facing my annual pub quiz. This long and proud tradition is in its sixth year and I continue to take their groans as encouragement.
My groin hurts (note to self, you’re 43 not 23)
Last week it was the annual MSE Towers' sports day - four teams all out to take part in the sack race, obstacle course, wheelbarrow race, limboing and more
The secret life of a MoneySavingExpert! What do I actually do in a week…
Last week, as I was leaving Good Morning Britain at 8:15am, one of the autograph hunters outside (waiting for a band, not for me) said to me, "that’s the day’s work done already, nice life for some!". Well, I am lucky to have a nice life, but that’s far from the day’s work done. So I thought...
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