February 10, 2019

10 Thousand Steps Every day

 

Walking can be done almost anywhere, at any time, and in any weather. It’s a great way to get from A to B, which means you can fit walking into your daily routine. Walking is classed as a moderate-intensity activity and if you walk 10 thousand steps a day, you will probably do about 150 minutes of moderate activity.

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.

 

How do I know how many steps I am taking?

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.