Introduction.Congratulations, you got a new fitness tracker. Great! Now you will start walking your 10,000 steps a day!
Only you probably won’t. The average person only walks about 5,000 steps on a daily basis. The idea of walking 10,000 steps a day was created by a Japanese pedometer company in the 1960’s. It’s not a bad idea. in fact hitting the goal will go a long way towards getting your recommended 150 minutes of activity in a week. The problem is, unless you schedule a 5 mile walk every day you are very unlikely to hit it.
How can you actually get fit walking?Walking is actually very good for us so it’s worth making it a habit. It has been shown to:
- Reduce instances of chronic illness.
- Boost mood.
- Strengthen bones.
- Clear your head.