Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10,000 Steps A Day

I thought H was kidding when he told me I should do at least 10,000 steps a day to be fit & loose weight.    When I researched it on the internet, whooa! He wasn't lying. x_X  

An average of 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day counts a person among the sedentary group (aka "typical couch potato"). Ouch!  I barely did a 3K when I borrowed H's pedometer the other day!  Time to step-it-up Tin. 

The 10K steps a day practice was popularized in Japan.  Though the original figure doesn't seem to come from any medical research, recent researches are backing up the step theory.  Whatever it is, as long as the body is moving, it's good enough logic for me!  

So, how far is 10,000 steps anyway? Measuring from an average person's stride of approximately 2.5 feet long, 10k steps is close to 5 miles (8km or roughly 4 rounds in UP's Academic Oval).   Ohh dear... BUT it burns between 2000 - 3500 extra calories per week. Hello sexiness!  

According to, "A reasonable goal for most people is to increase average daily steps each week by 500 per day until you can easily average 10,000 per day.  Example: If you currently average 3000 steps each day, your goal for week one is 3500 each day. Your week 2 goal is 4000 each day. Continue to increase each week and you should be averaging 10,000 steps by the end of 14 weeks."

OK, enough talk.  Day 1 of my 14-week 10k Steps A Day Challenge began this week. So far I did 2k on Monday (for assessment), 6k yesterday (stepping it up - pressure si H!), and then 8k goal today (I hope!) Geared with my comfy crocs and pedometer, let's start moving! 

Php 88 pedometer from Japan Home at DIY

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Gotta get my own pedometer and start walking! :D ♥


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