Why 10,000 Steps

People do 10,000 steps for many reasons, some with good effect, some not so much.

I thought I wasn’t walking enough. So on my Fitbit, I signed up for the 10,000 steps a day challenge.

I’m hoping after 30 days that I’ll see a little bit more definition. I think that’s always good, and I think it’s really cool to be able to see those kind of results from just walking, because people would think like walking, not really a form of exercise. But I soon realized definition doesn’t come from walking alone. Maybe the calf area but I found other exercises have to be added to your fitness routine for abdominal definition. You know, the sexy line down the abdomen, from sternum to navel. Ya, that one!

But there’s older ladies out there getting it with their steps in every day and they seem pretty limber and fit. I’m hoping to lose a little weight because I feel that I don’t exercise enough and that’ll push me a little. And limber and fit are pretty awesome too.

I’d like to decrease my body fat percentage a little bit more and be more mobile and less stiff and also reduce stress. Ya, when you feel good inside your body, stress is reduced also. Body fat percentage can be measured on my fitbit inspire HR and on many other weight loss devices. How many steps a day would you say you typically take? I did take an average of 3,000 to 4,000. Not now. I set my fitbit to 10,000 for 5 days but usually walk 7 now. Not today, in here on the computer with my blog.

Maybe it originates from the past because I know back in the day they used to walk like six miles a day. Myth came about in the 1960s when a Japanese company started selling pedometers, which is a very good way of getting people to buy pedometers, setting an arbitrary number that’s high and telling them that they need to step that much every day.

Lower Blood Pressure

But studies later confirmed that people who take 10,000 steps a day have lower blood pressure. They have more stable glucose levels and better moods. It’s just good to move.

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