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

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Karim David

The Healthy One

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Deniel Óðinsson
Deniel Óðinsson
2 years ago

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

Fred Þorgilsson
Fred Þorgilsson
2 years ago

Slim shady brought me here 🙂

Himri Arinbjörnsson
Himri Arinbjörnsson
2 years ago

The best site everrr! Much love from Iceland

Kíran Bjartmarsson
Kíran Bjartmarsson
2 years ago

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

Dom Hrappsson
Dom Hrappsson
2 years ago

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

Matt Stuart
Matt Stuart
2 years ago

Thank you Karim 🙂

Oliver Cyrusarson
Oliver Cyrusarson
2 years ago

Glad I saw this XO

Ingz Holmarsson
Ingz Holmarsson
2 years ago

Thanks for the advice.

Kja Valmundsson
Kja Valmundsson
2 years ago

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

Jeff Hansson
Jeff Hansson
2 years ago

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

Alis Mehmet
Alis Mehmet
2 years ago

So happy I found this I’m getting fat!

Rose Hanney
Rose Hanney
2 years ago

Thanks I really have hope now 🙂

Lily Duncan
Lily Duncan
2 years ago

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

Benna Flosadottir
Benna Flosadottir
2 years ago

I need to eat better for this to work i think

Ina Portt
Ina Portt
2 years ago

I really like this Karim thank you so much

Jully Unnn
Jully Unnn
2 years ago

Ahhh so that’s why they say 🙂

Charlotta Marin
Charlotta Marin
2 years ago

Thank you Karim for your help

Þorfinna Kvves
Þorfinna Kvves
2 years ago

I need to start doing this right away

Raj Lauga
Raj Lauga
2 years ago

Thank you brother

Hermína Hroolfsdottir
Hermína Hroolfsdottir
2 years ago

The best advice you’re really doing wonders thank you

Katy Aboitiz
Katy Aboitiz
2 years ago

Better time than any to do this!

Caitlin Domingo
Caitlin Domingo
2 years ago

Lovely I can stop being so hard on myself now

Seina Cordero
Seina Cordero
2 years ago

Thank you so much for this

Dinora Raven
Dinora Raven
2 years ago

This is really cool 🙂 thanks Karim!

Alexus Ventura
Alexus Ventura
2 years ago

I need to walk a lot more lol

Anais Escaño
Anais Escaño
2 years ago

Appreciate this Karim thank you.

Blandina Guevarra
Blandina Guevarra
2 years ago

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

Earlena Carandang
Earlena Carandang
2 years ago

This is real help thank you so much

Veronica Amaya
Veronica Amaya
2 years ago

Thanks Karim for this

Lisa Ramos
Lisa Ramos
2 years ago

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

Tazz Hussain
Tazz Hussain
2 years ago

Thanks for the link bro

Benson Carr
Benson Carr
2 years ago

Wow thanks Karim

Cameron Goldsmith
Cameron Goldsmith
2 years ago

Happy you’re back with more 🙂

Steff Mullins
Steff Mullins
2 years ago

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

Maxwell Sweeney
Maxwell Sweeney
2 years ago

Thank you for all of your support

Cory Phelps
Cory Phelps
2 years ago

Nice to have you back doing these post again Karim

River Santos
River Santos
2 years ago

I’ve really missed these

Lesley Morgan
Lesley Morgan
2 years ago

I can do this!!!

Reggie Clayton
Reggie Clayton
2 years ago

Thank you for you time and support!

Mell French
Mell French
2 years ago

I love this thanks Karim!

Grace Simpson
Grace Simpson
2 years ago

How often should I do this everyday ?

Nicole Burton
Nicole Burton
2 years ago

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

Bella Marshall
Bella Marshall
2 years ago

This was great thanks for showing me.

Kayleigh Powell
Kayleigh Powell
2 years ago

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

Linda Dawson
Linda Dawson
2 years ago

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

Alyvia Howe
Alyvia Howe
2 years ago

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

Aid Ewing
Aid Ewing
2 years ago

Woww this is pure value

Emerson Mooney
Emerson Mooney
2 years ago

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

Nevaeh Davenport
Nevaeh Davenport
2 years ago

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

Phil Webster
Phil Webster
2 years ago

Nice 🙂