Why You Should Take 10,000 Steps Per Day

So I’m sure you must of heard the news about taking 10,000 steps for your health, but are you aware of why?

 

& more importantly the bigger picture in all of this really is??

 

I’m going to go through it with you all right now so you have some clarity on this.

 

The reason why they say everyone should take 10,000 step goals is because it works out to be roughly 5 miles each day.

 

Which includes half hour of daily exercise,  the only snag is 10,000 steps per day  does not make any sense.. freaking 10,000!  (I can hear y’all screaming that)

 

So unless you have a Fitbit or another tracker I suggest you get rid of that number from your mind and I’ll explain why in a bit.

 

First though the whole origin of walking 10,000 steps per day for our health all came from Japan, which also saw results of people there losing a lot of weight and it caught on worldwide.

 

Now Japan did not just make up 10,000 steps for the hell of it, it’s not some magic number either.. but what it is, is a great indicator of just how much activity you’re doing each and every day.

 

So how do we break this all down so it can help you if you actually want to walk 10,000 steps a day?

 

Well I’m not going to talk numbers of how much you need to burn or anything like that because one of two things happen..

 

 A) It’s taken too literal and you feel like you’ve failed if you don’t burn that amount every day, and then leads to you given up, depression or an eating disorder (Yeah Allow That)

 

B) The focus becomes more about hitting that number, which leads to over thinking, stress and binge eating or purging.. so now I’m ready to tell you to let the numbers go!

 

 Get those numbers out of your mind and focus on what you  can do to get your steps in without having the 10,000 steps on your mind, because it’s not as hard as the number would suggest check this out..

 

 

If you decided to go all out and walk 10,000 steps in a day then that’s 5 miles & that’s a 1 hour 30 to 1 hour 37  minute journey, but a lot of you might not be able to commit to that every day but I’ve got you because.

 

 

An average work out session takes about 30 to 60 minutes right? Well it turns out that’s actually 3,000 steps on average, so then if you did that and just walked 2 miles that would only take you 30 mins per day so you see how much easier it has become now?!

 

 

Just to give you a sense of what will happen if you don’t walk 10,000 steps or you feel you haven’t done enough because I don’t want anyone to beat themselves up check this out..

 

 

If you sustain a walk or a run for 30 to 60 minutes walking, that actually equals the minimum daily exercise recommendation from most health experts/ authorities anyway, so if you miss a workout at least you’ve done the recommended daily exercise, and now let me talk about lazy days.. this is like on your worst day.

 

 

An inactive person takes 3,000 to 2,860 steps or a little lower just in their daily moving around the house, so if you’re stuck in the house all day and do nothing just know you’re still doing your bit, or it may encourage you to do a little workout at home, but the main point is not to worry or stress because you’re still burning.

 

 

Lastly for those of you that work in a place which involves you walking around a lot such as a tour guide, waitress or a nurse, you’ll find the amount of hours you’re working  you’re smashing 10,000 easy, and it’s more likely what you’re putting in your mouth that needs addressing more than anything else.

 

  

THAT’S IT!

 

Thanks For Reading

We  Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy One

100 Comments

  1. Lily Duncan June 10, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this with me I appreciate it.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      You’re welcome Lily 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lisa Ramos June 10, 2020 at 10:44 am

    I know you’ve got so much more in store lol!

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      You be right Lisa Ahahaha.. Thanks for the laugh!

      Reply
  3. Veronica Amaya June 10, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Thanks Karim for this

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      No probs Veronica thanks for reading!

      Reply
  4. Earlena Carandang June 10, 2020 at 11:08 am

    This is real help thank you so much

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      I’m glad it’s helping you out Earlena 🙂

      Reply
  5. Kja Valmundsson June 10, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for the great advice, I have a fitbit but never really knew about the steps before now.

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Well I’m glad I put this out then Kja! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      Reply
  6. Alexus Ventura June 10, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I need to walk a lot more lol

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Lol walk it like you talk it 😉

      Reply
  7. Blandina Guevarra June 10, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I’ve got so much time on my hands I will try this out

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Please do Blandina 🙂

      Reply
  8. Anais Escaño June 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Appreciate this Karim thank you.

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      I appreciate you Anais.. You’re welcome and thanks for reading 🙂

      Reply
  9. Rose Hanney June 10, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks I really have hope now 🙂

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Yes you doooooo don’t ever let go of it now 😉

      Reply
  10. Kíran Bjartmarsson June 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I want to do this at home all of it, can it be done ?

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      For sure it can be done Kiran.. you’ll just have to take more steps and sit around less.

      You can do this in or out best to do both if you can.. best of luck 🙂

      Reply
  11. Himri Arinbjörnsson June 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    The best site everrr! Much love from Iceland

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      Aww thanks a lot Himir… BIG UP ICELAND!

      Reply
  12. Oliver Cyrusarson June 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Glad I saw this XO

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Happy you did Oliver 🙂

      Reply
  13. Dom Hrappsson June 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Exactly what I needed as my doc told me I need to walk some more Hahaha 😉

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Yaaas Gods time is the perfect time 😉

      Reply
  14. Fred Þorgilsson June 10, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Slim shady brought me here 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Ahahah glad to know it works 🙂

      Reply
  15. Deniel Óðinsson June 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Good to know nice to see the posts are back now!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks Deniel 🙂

      Reply
  16. Ingz Holmarsson June 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the advice.

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  17. Matt Stuart June 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you Karim 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      You’re welcome Matt

      Reply
  18. Jeff Hansson June 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Not sure what to do for my workouts can you help ?

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Yeah check out my workouts above.. plus I’ve got loads in the cat section go check it ASAP!

      Reply
    2. Karim June 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Yeah I got workouts check them out above 🙂

      Reply
  19. Alis Mehmet June 10, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    So happy I found this I’m getting fat!

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    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      The fight back is now Alis 🙂

      Reply
  20. Benna Flosadottir June 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I need to eat better for this to work i think

    Reply
    1. Karim June 10, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Yup all the tools you need are on this site.. so let’s go!

      Reply
  21. Nevaeh Davenport June 11, 2020 at 8:22 am

    This was so important I love the message here so good.

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    1. Karim June 11, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you Nevaeh 🙂

      Reply
  22. Emerson Mooney June 11, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Karim You got me walking for the first time since march! Thank you for pushing me

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    1. Karim June 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Wow I’m glad I did that for you.. Keep on walking Emerson 🙂

      Reply
  23. Phil Webster June 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Nice 🙂

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    1. Karim June 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  24. Kayleigh Powell June 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much because this is giving me more hope than I have had ever to lose weight.

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    1. Karim June 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Wow I’m glad this had an affect on you.. You can do this and I’ll be here for every step 🙂

      Reply
  25. Aid Ewing June 11, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Woww this is pure value

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Aid.. Glad you found it to be so 🙂

      Reply
  26. Jully Unnn June 13, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Ahhh so that’s why they say 🙂

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    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Yes ahaha 🙂

      Reply
  27. Charlotta Marin June 13, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Thank you Karim for your help

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      You’re Welcome Charlotta 🙂

      Reply
  28. Ina Portt June 13, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I really like this Karim thank you so much

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    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      You’re Welcome Ina 🙂

      Reply
  29. Þorfinna Kvves June 13, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I need to start doing this right away

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    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Please do!

      Reply
  30. Raj Lauga June 14, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Thank you brother

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      No probs Raj 🙂

      Reply
  31. Hermína Hroolfsdottir June 15, 2020 at 7:19 am

    The best advice you’re really doing wonders thank you

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Lol You’re Welcome Hermina 🙂

      Reply
  32. Katy Aboitiz June 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Better time than any to do this!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      For sure Katy!

      Reply
  33. Caitlin Domingo June 15, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Lovely I can stop being so hard on myself now

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    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Yeah no point on beating yourself up.. best to focus on what you can do right now Caitlin 🙂

      Reply
  34. Maxwell Sweeney June 16, 2020 at 1:47 am

    Thank you for all of your support

    Reply
  35. Cory Phelps June 16, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Nice to have you back doing these post again Karim

    Reply
  36. Seina Cordero June 16, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      You’re welcome Seina 🙂

      Reply
  37. Dinora Raven June 16, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    This is really cool 🙂 thanks Karim!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      You’re welcome.. Thanks Dinora for the feeback!

      Reply
  38. Steff Mullins June 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    This has really pushed me to give it a go, I’ve been so lazy since lockdown.

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    1. Karim June 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Well I’m happy that it did Steff 🙂

      Reply
  39. Cameron Goldsmith June 16, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Happy you’re back with more 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Cameron 🙂

      Reply
  40. Tazz Hussain June 17, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Thanks for the link bro

    Reply
    1. Karim June 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      You’re welcome Tazz

      Reply
  41. Benson Carr June 17, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Wow thanks Karim

    Reply
    1. Karim June 17, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      It’s cool Benson 🙂

      Reply
    2. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

      You’re Welcome Benson 🙂

      Reply
  42. Lesley Morgan June 18, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I can do this!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Yes you can and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise Lesley!

      Reply
  43. River Santos June 18, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I’ve really missed these

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Aha 🙂

      Reply
  44. Reggie Clayton June 18, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for you time and support!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

      You’re Welcome Reggie 🙂

      Reply
  45. Alyvia Howe June 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I love all of this and also the breakdown of it all, so it’s easy to do thanks.

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    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Alyvia I’m glad you found the breakdown easy to do 🙂

      Reply
  46. Grace Simpson June 19, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    How often should I do this everyday ?

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    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 10:49 am

      As many days that you can do! Don’t get stressed to do it, but take the steps.. I hope that helps Grace 🙂

      Reply
  47. Nicole Burton June 19, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Not sure if i can do this everyday but I will do my best

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    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:50 am

      All I ask of you Nicole 🙂

      Reply
  48. Mell French June 19, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I love this thanks Karim!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for the love Mell.. It means more than you know 🙂

      Reply
  49. Bella Marshall June 20, 2020 at 12:21 am

    This was great thanks for showing me.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

      You’re Welcome Bella 🙂

      Reply
  50. Linda Dawson June 20, 2020 at 6:58 am

    I really thought this was going to be lame but it was far from 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 20, 2020 at 10:53 am

      LMAO Well thanks 😉

      Reply

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