The 10,000 steps project

(Something that we do all the time – walking. Image source: NYTimes)

In one of the editions of the Reader’s Digest, it was reported that one of the best way to be healthy is to walk 10,000 steps a day.

As to why the number 10,000, the About.Com site said:-

Walking 10,000 steps per day for health and weight loss was popularized originally in Japan. For most people, 10,000 steps per day is around five miles worth of walking during the day.

Most people achieve it by one or more sustained walks or runs, equivalent to 30-60 minutes or more of walking per day. That equals the minimum daily exercise recommendation by the CDC.

Considering I have less time for exercise these days, it will be good if I can achieve 10,000 steps in a week – for start and gradually move to a daily walking target. I started to “time” my steps of some of my usual routines – it takes me almost 500 steps to walk from my car to the office, 500 steps for breakfast and 500 steps for lunch.

Hopefully this project gets going and does not go stagnant like many of my other projects (ha ha)

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