10,000 steps - the worlds new obsession
We understand the importance of staying active throughout the day but with so many people moving so little what is the right number or advice to give to people.
Lets see what people are saying:
"People who take fewer than5,000 steps are considered to be sedentary or inactive. Those who take 5,000 to7,499 steps daily have a low active lifestyle. Somewhat active people usually take7,500 to9,999 steps per day. People considered to be active take10,000 or more steps per day"
"Walking 10,000steps a day is not an official recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... To meet the CDC's recommendation, you need to walk about7,000 to 8,000steps a day, Tudor-Locke said"
2,000 calories per week breaks down to approximately 300 calories per day, which most people can achieve by taking—you guessed it—10,000 steps per day (that's about five miles). Since that initial research, there's been plenty of other studies showing that 10,000 steps a day can help your health.
Although there is some scepticism, we can estimate that children up to 10 years old perform between 8-14,000 steps per day - this number declining rapidly as technology is favoured over the good old out doors.
What we can say for sure, if your steps are lower than 5,000 then you must make a change to improve your wellbeing and overall health.
See our previous post on the right shoes to make those steps in!
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