[article] The Case For Walking
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
From the article, quoting the Surgeon General:
“Physical activity need not be strenuous to be beneficial. Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of moderately intense activities, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes, or in shorter sessions of more intense activities, such as jogging or playing basketball for 15–20 minutes.”
I think it is important to at least get some kind of activity in every day, and the health benefits are tremendous when compounded over time.
I thought that this article was very interesting, a study about the effects of walking. We don't HAVE to get in 10,000 steps in a day, every day but it is good for you, however you can do it. As long as you try for 2500 extra steps/day you're on the right track.
Personally, I use my fitbit to guide me and it's up to me to get in extra steps every day. I always try for 11,000 but most days when I'm working longer hours it's more like 8,000. I needed this article right now to motivate me, and keep at it.