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The benefit of 10,000 steps

Walking 10,000 steps a day will significantly improve your health. Putting one foot in front of the other can burn calories, reduce body fat, build muscles and give you a healthier heart.

How Far is 10,000 Steps?

10,000 steps daily is approximately 5 miles. But it also depends on the length of your stride. Unless you have a very active lifestyle or profession, you probably don’t reach 10,000 steps on a given day without putting some effort into your activity. This could be a lifestyle change such as the addition of an exercise routine to your day. The walkdesk may provide a solution here. For most people, it’s convenient, free and simple to do with just a little change to your daily routine

How Many Calories does 10.000 Steps Burn

An average individual burns roughly 300 to 500 calories by walking 10,000 steps, the equivalent of 5 miles. It takes about 20 minutes to complete one mile. For sustainable weight loss, one has to burn more calories than what he or she takes in. So if you walk 10,000 steps per day, you will burn about 3,500 calories a week. When you burn 3,500 more calories than you consume, you lose a pound of body fat.

How to walk 10,000 steps a day if you’re a desk jockey

Everybody knows how important physical activity is to health. But recent research has indicated that sitting too much is harmful on its own – even if you’re getting adequate exercise when you’re not sitting. One meta-analysis involving 18 studies and over 800,000 subjects found that those who sat the most had a 2-fold higher risk of diabetes, a 2.5-fold higher risk of heart disease, a 90% higher risk of death from heart disease and a 50% higher risk of death from all causes when compared to those that sat the least...

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What should I do: 30 minutes of exercise or 10.000 steps?

The best answer is both. Certainly, a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week, as the U.S. Surgeon General recommends, is an excellent goal. Numerous studies have found that as little as a half hour daily of aerobic exercise like walking can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other cardiovascular-related illnesses...

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