Everyone wants to have a healthy body, so many people are willing to spend a lot of time and money to get a healthy body. It turns out the walk can make a healthy body, you must have heard that a 10 thousand steps every day can make the body healthy. But do you really have to walk as much as it is to live a healthy life?.
Experts say that even though 10 thousand steps a day is a good number to reach, in fact any movement or activity you are doing is actually also can provide benefits for the body and health.
Quoted by Livescience, the origin of recommendation 10 thousand steps a day is not really scientific. “Pedometers are first sold in Japan in 1960 marketed under the name ‘manpo-kei’, which means ’10 thousand steps’. Study found that since that time people began to routinely perform a routine walk 10 thousand steps to be healthy, “said Catrine Tudor – Locke, Director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge.
One study found that women who increase the share of step goes to almost 10 thousand steps a day for 24 weeks did report a decrease in blood pressure and blood sugar levels stable.
Walk 10 thousand steps a day is not an official recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, the agency recommends even more adults to do moderate activities such as brisk walking, at least 150 minutes a week. To meet these recommendations, means you have to walk about 7 thousand to 8 thousand steps per day.
“If you normally walk about 5 thousand steps per day, then add a time of 30 minutes will make you run 8 thousand steps. Average adult in the U.S. even just walking around 6 thousand steps every day. Most importantly try to increase activity higher portion than you did before”, said Tudor – Locke.
Tudor – Locke continues that there is no specific strategy to increase the number of steps. He said everyone should be able to find the most effective way for him respectively, which correspond to the physical condition and abilities.
Dr. Clay Marsh, representatives from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, agreed with the Tudor – Locke. To him the people do not need to be too obsessed and force yourself to do 10 thousand steps just to be healthy. “We just want people to wake up and begin to actively perform the activity”, said Dr. Marsh .