How many steps should you take a day?

stock-photo-20249366-back-view-of-going-young-coupleMany people nowadays are taking a more healthy approach by taking steps to stay in shape. If you are a very active person and on your feet most of the day. Traveling back and forward to many different assignments with in your work area. Your probably don’t have to worry.

How many steps should you take a day? There’s been many researchers that have study this. A very active person usually takes 10,000 steps a day. If your strides are an average of two and half feet long. That’s close to 5 miles a day.
Many people have different stride length so a smaller person who takes shorter steps will be walking less on distance but could take same amount of steps. You can increase the walking speed to get more exercise out of your walking and burn more calories.

stock-photo-43494838-family-walking-dog-through-winter-woodlandClimbing stairs is another way burning calories. Maybe taking the stairs a few times a week instead of the elevator. There are many ways to increase your step count to get to your goal.

Ten Thousand steps is not easy to take on at the beginning.This is something that you gradually get to. If your are currently taking 3000 steps a day,and you want to get t0 10,000 steps a day.

Ystock-photo-40423300-business-people-commuting-of-hong-kongou start by increasing it by 500 a day. Do that for a week until you could manage it easy. Then increase it again 500 a day for another week.That’s 4000 now .

If you can successfully accomplish this week by week basis you will get to 10000 steps around 3 months. If do the math is about an increase of 2,000 a day per month increase.

How do you count your steps?


This is done by wearing what it’s call a Pedometer. Pivotal Living Tracker 1 (2nd Generation) Black

This device you wear it to keep track of your steps.First steps you take in the morning is when you get up. So is recommended to wear it when you get up until you go back to sleep later on.

Here are  ways that can help you increase your steps a day.


If you have a dog. Walking your dog is a nice way to get start it in the morning if you are a dog owner. Change your walking routines on a daily basis. Never take the same way everyday. Have a few different choices of ways you take your walking path. An alternate them daily.

stock-photo-16306943-young-woman-with-labradorIf you like shopping when you park at a store park. Park a little further. This way you walk further to the store to gain more steps on your daily routine.

If that’s store is a few blocks away. You can increase your steps a day by walking to the store instead of driving there.

Gardening around the house another way of gaining steps a day. You know do a little weeding.

Find neighbors who are interested in walking and see if you can form a little walking group thing going in your neighborhood.

 

A Person with sedentary lifestyle. May average about 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. According to Wikipedia.org. A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity.

A person who lives a sedentary lifestyle may colloquially be known as a slob or couch potato. couch-potato-1319240

Sedentary activities include sitting, reading, watching television, playing video games, and computer use for much of the day with little or no vigorous physical exercise.

A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to many preventable causes of death.

Screen time is the amount of time a person spends watching a screen such as a television, computer monitor, or mobile device.

Excessive screen time is linked to negative health consequences.

Engaging in a step program is great way to get some off the couch and into a little exercising. Set small goals that could be accomplish daily and slightly increase it by 1 week or 2. Taking steps is not really running or walking. But just keeping track of your steps.How many steps should you take a day? up to you. You take steps everyday anyways why not count them for a healthier you.

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