Do More Steps Really Mean Better Health?
Studies have shown that walking 10,000 steps a day can aid in weight loss, improve blood pressure, reduce your risk for heart disease, and increase your wellbeing. Another study from the United Kingdom looked at 111 postal workers and the results were startling. Those who walked 15,000 or more steps each day had almost no risk for heart disease. This is huge news, considering heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
Now, 15,000 steps could take you more than 3 hours to walk. So it might not be feasible to walk this much every day. Honestly, my concern is not how many steps you walk every day. I’d rather you focus on reducing the amount of time you’re sitting each day. Most people are not active enough.
How Can I Improve My Health?
Walking is an accessible way to start moving right now! Here are some tips to get you started: