best idea is to get pedometer that also counts cals burned
As a general guideline, a person will burn about 100 calories walking a mile. Expending just an additional 100 calories per day will help a person lose about 10 pounds a year. Or, allow a person to eat 100 more calories per day without gaining weight.
there is not an easy answer to this question. 10,000 steps is more of a measure of how active your lifestyle is. 10,000 steps is considered teh minimum for good health.
In order to count your steps as cardio, you must be raising your heart rate to 60-80% of your max for a minimum of 10 minute (more is better). If this fits what you do, only then count it as cardio. If not, you can count yourself in the lucky bunch that are working toward a healthier lifestyle.
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