I was thinking today about the 10,000 steps.
If someone who knows they need to lose weight but really doesn’t want to change their diet, and really doesn’t want to exercise very much, but made sure they hit 10,000 steps each day, could they lose weight?
I found this information on Fitness Blender:
Here are the basic numbers;
1 Mile = 1500 steps
1 Mile walked = 100 calories burned
1 Pound = 3500 calories
2 Pound weight loss per week = 7000 cal, or a 500 cal deficit per day
1 Pound weight loss per week just by walking = 5 extra miles walked per day – or 7,500 extra steps (in addition to the distance that you are currently covering while maintaining weight)
1 Pound weight loss per week with diet changes and walking combined = 2.5 extra miles walked per day (3750 extra steps), and 250 calories less consumed per day, for a total daily caloric deficit of 500 calories.
Important: If you are trying to lose weight, make sure that you are also doing strength training – people who are trying to lose weight often think that strength training will make them bulky or that they should wait until they lose the extra weight before they “begin to tone”. In fact, the longer you avoid strength training, the longer you are putting off easier weight loss and maintenance. Strength training is absolutely essential to losing weight, keeping a fast metabolism and a healthy body, and it can be modified to challenge anyone, from beginner to advanced. Strength training is healthy for people ages 3-110; as long as the training is smart, the health benefits are bountiful.
Tell me what you think.