Experts say that while 10 thousand steps a day is a good number to reach, any amount of activity beyond what you’re currently doing will likely benefit your health.
Research states that Women who increased their step count to nearly 10,000 steps a day reduced their blood pressure after 24 weeks. Another study of overweight women found that walking 10 thousand steps a day improved their glucose levels.
The average person walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day. To find out how many steps you take each day, buy a pedometer. Clip it to your belt or waistband, and it will measure every step you take: around the house, across the office, up and down the stairs. Walking to the bus-stop, to school or the park. You might find that you walk almost 10,000 steps (about 8 km a day) already, or that you walk less than you think. Whatever your results, knowing how far you can walk in a day will motivate you to do more and be more active.
The goal is to do more than you did yesterday. Stay fit, healthy and confident.