How to walk 10,000 steps a day at Home
Walking is easy to do, and offers wonderful health benefits for young and old.
You don’t have to hit 10,000 steps in a single burst. If you are currently averaging 3,000 steps per day, you may find that suddenly doubling your efforts is too taxing. Break it down into small, achievable daily goals starting from 4500 steps on day 1. Aim to increase your step count by 500 to 1,000 steps a day until you reach the recommended goal of 10,000 steps.
10,000 steps would torch about 350 calories to 450 calories, depending on the intensity of your walk. To lose about 0.5kg a week, you’ll need to have a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories a week, ideally from both exercise and diet.
4 Ways to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day:
- Do house hold chores : Sweeping, moping, dusting all these activities adds up to step count. Make this a habit and you will see your step count number is increased to 600 in few minutes. Avoid binge watching on internet or TV instead move around and stretch your body.
- Dance : Put on your favourite song and dance for 30 minutes, you will be happy to know that, just grooving on your favourite beats adds up to 1500 steps
- March/Static walk : Add 30 minutes of static walk in your daily routine. You can do it in one stretch or incase your can’t find 30 minutes in one go, divide it to 15 minutes and do it twice a day.
- Walk when you talk : These days we tend to spend more time with mobile than any other thing, make a habit of walking whenever you are on call. You may end up way more steps than you can imagine.
Try to divide your step target through out the day. Try to reach at-least half of the your daily goal by 2:00 PM.
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