10,000 steps a day is the number of steps recommended to promote and maintain health. Increase your steps to lose weight, body fat, and inches, and improve your health and well-being.
In a small study of overweight participants, those who got at least 9,500 steps a day for 36 weeks experienced weight loss and fat loss.
Participants in this study were previously sedentary and added 4,000 steps (on average) to their day to achieve these benefits.
If you are already getting 10,000 steps a day and not losing weight, increase your steps to 12,000-15,000 a day.
A study of 762 employees involved in a 16-week pedometer challenge (Global Corporate Challenge) showed health improvements.
Employees who took at least 10,000 steps a day rated their health as significantly better than employees who took less than 10,000 steps. .
A study of 1,000 British Gas employees who participated in a 16-week pedometer challenge (Global Corporate Challenge), showed improvements in well-being.
77% of participants took at least 9,000 steps a day; 47% walked more than 12,000 steps a day. The more steps employees took, the lower their daily stress..
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