We’re encouraged to clock up at least 10,000 steps a day, but in this episode Carly and Kelly look a little deeper in to the benefits of staying on our feet.
10,000 steps is a real buzzword at the moment, popularised by gadgets such as the Jawbone and Fitbit. But where did that number even come from? And what benefits are even derived from walking 10,000 steps a day?
That’s what Carly and Kelly discuss in this episode while also offering some practical tips for getting your steps up to that magical 10,000 mark and beyond.
- Making a daily walk of at least 30 minutes a day is a good start
- Start looking for incidental exercise opportunities:
- Park in the furthest corner of the carpark
- Get off your bus one stop early
- Park your car in a carpark that is further from work
- If your family is driving somewhere 2-3 kms away, tell them you’ll meet them there and you can walk there.
- Make the commitment to try this for a week. You don’t need a Fitbit or a Jawbone – there are so many pedometers on the market now – many around the $20-25 mark.