Your challenge today is to GET IN 10,000 STEPS. This can be achieved with walking, running, jogging, or a combination of them. Think about this:
1) How far is 10,000 steps? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.
2) A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits.
3) 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.
4) Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day. Start by wearing the pedometer every day for one week. Put it on when you get up in the morning and wear it until bed time. Record your daily steps in a log or notebook. By the end of the week you will know your average daily steps. You might be surprised how many (or how few) steps you get in each day.
How about this:
1 Mile = 2,000 Steps = 100 calories burned
5 Miles = 10,000 Steps = 500 calories burned = 3,500 calories/week burned = 1 pound of weight loss/week
LET'S GET MOVING TEAM!
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