Without a pedometer, Fitbit or other devices that keep track of your steps, you really have no idea how active you are being in everyday life. On top of resistance training, people should be reaching 10,000 steps a day to achieve their health and fitness goals.
But why does 10,000 steps help? Even though it doesn’t sound like much the average person will only walk 3500-5000 steps a day. 10,000 steps is shown to be the equivalent to nearly 8km! Now that seems a lot harder to achieve than 10,000 steps.
Research shows that when you have reached 10,000 steps you can burn up to 20% of your calorie intake, therefore burning 2000-3500 extra calories a week! 1 pound (0.45kg) of fat is the equivalent to 3500 calories, therefore if you are burning that extra 3500 calories a week you can lose up to nearly 500g of fat a week! keep in mind 10,000 steps in an additional bonus, you still need to eat healthy and train hard to get the best results!