There has become a magic number when it comes to health, “the 10,000 steps”! But does counting steps really make a difference in our health and weight loss?
The 10,000 step concept was introduced in 1964 Tokyo Olympics when a Japanese company wanted to encourage people to move more. They launched a step counter called “Manpo-kei” which was translated to 10,000 step-counter, and became hugely popular.
People used to move more throughout the day, and the reason we have gone up in weight, is not so much because we eat more, but because he move less, According to Mikael Mattsson, at Karolinska and Stanford University in California.
Just walking more, normalizes our blood pressure, our insulin sensitivity and lowers risk for heart disease, which is of course very positive.
But of course, to go down in weight and improve your conditioning, you need about 150 minutes of intense exercise and, or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise per week. It can be 30 minutes 5 days a week for a 50 minute 3 days a week.
Any activity Will certainly improve your health. So, don’t sit still!