Walking at work tends be pretty stop-start in nature, which makes it a poor substitute for more focussed exercise.
Firstly, because it is stop-start, it doesn't really get your heart rate up on a sustained basis like walking outside does, and so it doesn't give you the health and fitness basis that genuine cardio does.
Also, stop-start walking typically involves much shorter steps, and a pedometer is likely to significantly overestimate the distance covered and calories burned.
And finally, the way I see it, we all got to the weight we are by doing what we do. So to lose weight we need to do more.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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