16 tips for taking 10,000 steps a day
With health experts recommending we take 10,000 steps a day, it may sound like a mammoth task. Here’s how to hit your goal without breaking a sweat.
Studies have shown that a 10,000 daily step target improves heart health, mental health and lowers the risk of various diseases including diabetes.
Physical activity doesn’t have to be vigorous or done for hours on end to improve your health. One study of inactive women found that even a low level of exercise – around 75 minutes a week – improved fitness levels significantly, compared to inactive women.
While formal exercise, like going to the gym, will help you to build toward 10,000 steps, with a bit of planning, you won’t need to set aside time for the gym or long walks to hit 10,000 steps. The key is to look for ways to accumulate incidental steps so that it doesn’t feel like hard work.
Victoria Walks are conducting a survey to better understand the community support and why the public use, or don’t use, walking paths and trails. If you would like to participate in their survey, it will be open to responses from to 17 November to 15 December 2021.