What should You Do 10,000 steps a day, or 30 minutes of brisk walking per day?

Many of us where a pedometer or tracking device these days and are obsessed with getting to that 10,000 steps per day.

However, many of those steps are ineffective, because you don’t increase your heart rate. There will still be a benefit to this, rather than doing nothing.

If you want to get fitter, aim for three brisk 10 minute walks per day. This is moderate intensity exercise. At this pace you should still be able to hold a conversation, but be a little out of breath. If you are working on a scale of 1-10, you should be working at around a 4.

By doing three brisk 10 minute walks per day, or one 30 minute brisk walks per day you are likely to move more, even though it is for less time. You also get more health benefits.

By getting your heart beating faster you lower the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

You are also likely to be able to fit this into your day better than hitting 10,000 steps.

Brisk Walking