I-Min Lee, professor of epidemiology at TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University and lead author of a new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has begun to study the rule of the stage because she was curious to know where it came from. “It turns out that the original basis for this 10,000 step directive was really a marketing strategy,” she explains. “In 1965, a Japanese company sold pedometers, and they gave it a name which, in Japanese, means” the 10,000 step counter. “” If many of the lingering myths of American health, like eating breakfast and getting a number of steps, are based on marketing rather than science, why do they stick so well? “A big challenge is that the public and the media want cut and dried black and white messages and results, and science just doesn’t work that way,” says Virginia Chang, doctor and sociologist at NYU College. of global public health. “Uncertainty in research does not translate well into the message. People just want to know what they should do.” Yet public health advocates are trying to nuance and moderate the dialogue. In 2018, l The American Heart Association has published new guidelines to emphasize the importance of brief periods of activity, which had previously been dismissed as of no consequence.

Health expert explains that walking can help you “maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage a variety of conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes; strengthen your bones and muscles; improve your mood; improve your balance and coordination. Any estimate of the number of calories you burn during an exercise like walking or running depends on your weight. Heavier people on average use more energy to get around than lighter people. Most rough estimates are around 100 calories burned per mile for a 180 pound person. And 10,000 steps is about 5 miles. So assuming you weigh 180 pounds, then yes, by simple math, 100 calories x 5 miles equals 500 calories. Over the course of a week, that becomes 3,500 calories. “A higher volume of stroke is a sign of greater aerobic capacity,” says John Thyfault, PhD, associate professor of physiology at Kansas University Medical School in Kansas City, Kansas. “Aerobic fitness is arguably the best predictor of mortality and risk of disease.” Only one copy of these documents can be reprinted for personal, non-commercial use only. “Mayo”, “Mayo Clinic”, “MayoClinic.org”, “Mayo Clinic Healthy Living” and the Mayo Clinic triple shield logo are trademarks of the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

You’ve probably heard that you should walk 10,000 steps a day for fitness and weight loss. A study of steps per day and weight, body mass index and other indicators for men and women found that people who recorded more pedometer steps per day weighed on average less and had a BMI inferior. Every day for a month, I would do my best to walk 10,000 steps — or do the same amount of exercise. I was surprised how difficult it was to walk 10,000 steps while working at my desk all day. Now that you know the benefits of walking, here are 10 ways to get your 10,000 steps a day. Even if you are in this 180 pound range, the calories you burn while walking depend on the intensity or speed of your walk. The average walking speed is around 3 miles per hour, and according to the Mayo Clinic, the number of calories you will burn depends on your walking speed. Every day for a month, I would do my best to walk 10,000 steps — or do the equivalent amount of exercise. I was surprised how difficult it was to walk 10,000 steps while working at my desk all day. Unfortunately, the daily walk I take to and from the train and to and from the house does not even reach nearly 10,000 steps. Even if you don’t have a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, you’ve probably heard that you should strive to walk 10,000 steps a day, but if you’re lighter or heavier, you’ll burn fewer / more calories while taking the same number of steps or walking the same distance. According to the Fitbit website, someone who is naturally more active may want to aim for an even higher goal than 10,000. Fitbit says that you should track your normal step count for a week and use it as a benchmark. Then add 1,000 steps to your baseline to be your step goal for next week. You can add another 1,000 steps per week until you reach the number you want. If you’re trying to maintain weight loss, you may want to walk less, but if you want to lose more weight, you can aim for a higher number of steps. I was surprised how hard it was to walk 10,000 steps while working at my desk all day. Unfortunately, the daily walk I take to and from the train and to and from the house does not even reach nearly 10,000 steps. Even if you don’t have a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, you’ve probably heard that you should strive to walk 10,000 steps a day, even if you’re at a 180-pound range, the calories you burn in walking depend on the intensity or speed of your walk. Average walking speed is around 3 miles per hour, and according to the Mayo Clinic, the number of calories you will burn depends on your walking speed. Setting and reaching a daily goal like 10,000 steps can be a great way to increase your activity level and create a healthy lifestyle. You can add walking as a warm-up before strength training, or it can be a workout in itself. You have just received a new activity tracking and you are ready to aim for 10,000 steps per day. It all depends on your current fitness level and what you want to achieve. Previously, I had used the Health app on my iPhone to track my steps. I bought this $ 30 device from Target which counted my steps, my kilometers traveled, connected to an application on my phone and even my sleep habits. I did not reach my goal of 10,000 steps twice in the first week. The first failure occurred on the first day of the experiment. I was crossing the country that day. I had to take two flights to reach my new destination and I thought that walking around the airport to get to my various doors would help me easily cross 10,000 steps. However, a time change meant that I had lost two hours in my day and also couldn’t walk much during the four hours I was in the air. It was literally miles ahead of my average, but still below what I needed to win. The first day I went to the gym, I was amazed at how much easier it was to break down the stairs. Instead of having to spread them over an entire day, I accumulated thousands in less than an hour.

Scientific or not, this little brand ingenuity has turned into a pearl of wisdom that traveled the world in the next half century, and finally found its way into the wrists and pockets of millions. Americans. In her research, Lee put her to the test by observing the total steps and death rates of more than 16,000 older American women. The results of the study paint a more nuanced picture of the value of physical activity. How many steps / day are enough? This facilitates behavior change, ”says Brian Richardson, MS, NASM-PES, co-owner of Dynamic Fitness in Murrieta, California, and associate professor of exercise physiology at the nearby PGCC junior college. “When it comes to weight loss, behavior change depends on creating habits.”

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