You may recall a couple of months ago that I wrote how the whole 10,000 steps a day concept first came about.
If you missed it, you can find that here.
Anyways, I read something the other week that might be good for you to hear.
Especially if you struggle to get the 10,000 number up each day.
This study that was only published at the start of the month has found the magic number of steps to aim for is only 7000 steps.
This is from a decent sample size too. Just over 2100 middle aged black and white men and women.
They found that those in the group who at least 7000 steps a day had a lower mortality rate than those who did less.
The other interesting factor was they mentioned it didn’t matter about step intensity. So slower walkers vs fast walkers didn’t make a difference here.
The main thing is that they were out walking.
Hopefully you can take this as a positive if you can’t get your steps up to what you thought was an acceptable number.
As with everything, the most important thing is to do something, cause it all adds up.
PS – if you’re looking for some short workouts you can grab access to our DPM 10 Minute Home Workout group that has a new video uploaded each week until lockdown ends.
There’s already 7 short ones up there. All you have to do is press play and do it with me in real time.
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