You may have heard or been told you need to be getting in 10,000 steps per day but do you know why this is encouraged? It can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing - let's go into some specifics now! Tomorrow, we'll have a look at how you can reach the 10,000 steps goal.
- People who do no physical activity are almost twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease than those who regularly participate in moderate physical activity.
- Research shows people who track their activity are much more likely to stay active long term.
- Heading outside for a walk in an effort to get your 10,000 steps in will result in a good dose of sunshine. It can help to energise your body and provide you with the necessary Vitamin D to help you look and stay bright and healthy.
- Walking can help you de-stress. As you walk your brain lets your eyes be distracted by your surroundings, helping to loosen up your mind.