Get Your Free Pedometer!
Yes, Dr. Oz said it on Oprah, get over 10,000 steps a day and have fun doing it!
The popularity of “10k a day” has been growing for years, and studies seem to prove out the notion that it can really help you stay fit’
In 2005, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® published the results of one study which showed that women who used pedometers with a goal of 10,000 steps a day were able to achieve more physical activity than those whose goal was just a daily 30 minute walk.
“Pedometers are quite popular now, and with good reason,” said lead researcher Dixie L. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM. “Our study shows that they can provide an incentive for people to increase their activity levels. Study participants who monitored their daily steps with pedometers tended to walk more every day, even when they were below their goal of 10,000 steps per day. For many individuals, walking is the preferred way to reach ACSM’s recommended level of physical activity, which contributes directly to better fitness and health. In a society where poor diet and physical inactivity contribute to nearly 400,000 deaths a year, increasing our level of physical activity has a very beneficial effect on public health.” 1
It takes 2,000 – 2,500 steps for a person to walk a single mile, so 10,000 steps should bring a person to about 5 miles.
Walking less than 5,000 steps a day is considered a sign of a sedentary lifestyle.
5,000 – 7,499 steps a day is considered typical of a daily routine in the low activity range.
7,500 -9,999 steps a day is most likely typical of someone who makes a conscious effort to exercise, participate in sports or have an occupation that requires a little more than normal activity, but this is still considered “some what active”.
10,000 steps a day is the threshold at which the average person is considered “active” and 12,500 would be highly active.2
By using a pedometer throughout your entire day you can figure out where your activity level is currently at and make plans to work your way to a higher level. Continued use will not only help you reach your goals, but continue to maintain a more active lifestyle.
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NOTE: Please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet and exercise routine.