Galina Mihaylova & Anton Ivanov
10000 steps a day

10000 steps a day

10000 steps a day

You have certainly heard (or read) the advice that it is desirable to strive to walk 10000 steps a day.

For most people, this is 6-8 km/day, depending on the height of a person, the speed at which he moves, and his walking habits.

Have you ever wondered if this is so? And where does the number come from 10,000 paces a day? And what happens if we overdo or fail to reach it?

If we get into the history of this number it goes out that it is quite randomly chosen. Its origins date back to the 1960s, when the first pedometer was first marketed in Japan – a recommended number of steps per day were recorded in its user manual.

There are no scientific allegations that this is the right number of steps.

Even on the contrary – if you started a training program soon and you decide to reach this number of steps, but for some reason you do not succeed (time, route, broken sidewalks, etc.), this can be quite disabling.

If you swim, ride a bicycle or do other sports, your activity can not be calculated in steps, and it’s probably not that small. But how many steps do you take out of the 10,000? This is an interesting question.

And every person is a “separate universe”, there is no way to give a general recipe for everyone.

We therefore recommend that you develop a personal program, along with proper hydration and balanced diet, tailored to its individual features in body structure and current lifestyle and planned training. At the Health Academy – Galanto, we can make such a program for each of our members, depending on his wishes.

Our practice shows that the desire for active sport occurs only when a person takes up little of his weight – it is difficult to sport a bag of cement on the back 😉 – so we give priority to the diet and the initial guidelines for a change in lifestyle. Of course, it would be best to include the sport as early as the first day of the change.

But all these and many more interesting things you will learn at our online challenges – did you enroll already?


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