You have got to get those 10,000 steps in because “they say” you should. Let’s not get into who ‘they’ are right now and focus more on the intention and intensity which you take those steps. Taking a strolling through the mall is not the same as a speedy power walk along the seafront to break a sweat even though both walks were each 5000 steps. So let’s be realistic about what your intensity is when you move.
Let’s address a couple simple points to always keep in mind.
Some steps are better than no steps at all.
Your body will adapt to every day regular movement. In exercise we call it a plateau. Example: If you walk every day with your friends and in the beginning you saw a difference with your body changing and becoming more fit that is normal. But after doing the exact same thing month after month, year after year, you stops seeing changes.
If you wish to get healthier and more fit than you are and already are walking, you MUST vary your intensity to have a change.
Follow your breath to create change. If you can walk and talk you are burning less calories than what you are if you are breathing heavy and can barely speak. Work between these two intensities a few minutes at a time to help your body from becoming too adapted to the movement that you no longer see progress with your body.
Or increase the amount of time, distance or steps you do.
It all depends on your goals. Knowing how your body responses and how frequently it adapts to movement is essential when it comes to reaching and maintaining your fitness goals. The more you know your body and are aware of how it changes and adapts, it will help you know when you need to mix things up or change what your are currently doing.
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