Do we really need to walk 10,000 steps a day?
It’s an interesting article, have a read, but the spoiler is no-one really knows (apart from the fact that walking is good for your health!). Walking counts towards the 150 minutes of physical activity the government guidelines recommend we aim for each week. However I think the key here, no matter how many steps you are doing, is that for them to work to decrease the risk of disease (and improve life expectancy) the steps need to be of a moderate intensity. For walking that means you are going at a pace you can have a conversation BUT you couldn’t sing a song!
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