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10,000 steps a day to stay healthy!

According to a research done by an US university it was found out that at least 10,000 steps a day are necessary for an adult to stay fit. I am sure by now you must be actually calculating the amount of walking you do. It may come as a surprise to many of us, but it should be understood that humans were also primitively nothing less than animals.They used to walk, run, hunt, climb and travel just by the foot. Our genes have pretty much remained the same since then, I guess.

Today with the ease of travelling through cars, motorbikes, buses, etc. it’s really a question about the amount of walking we actually do. Simply speaking, the amount of energy that our body has to disburse everyday is not happening.This in turn leads to a sedentary lifestyle and then obesity and then chronic diseases. People who have read my previous post will better understand this. Well if we are not involved in any other form of workout, then this is really a matter of concern.

This particular study was done using pedometers and they have laid down certain classifications depending on the number of steps:

1. Less than 5000 steps/day – Sedentary Lifestyle

2. 5000 – 7499 steps /day – Low Physical Activity

3. 7500 Р9999 steps/day Р Somewhat Active

4. 10,000 steps and a bit more per day – “Active

5. 12,500 steps and more – Highly Active

Just have an approximate estimate of the amount of walking you actually do. I know a couple of my friends who start from their house in a car, reach the office premises, take an elevator, reach to their respective cubes, spend the entire day in front of their laptops and go home pretty much by the same route and they don’t even workout !! I am really worried for them.

Are you also like one of my friends ? If yes then you should also start worrying about yourself. I think majority of the lifestyle related diseases like diabetes, heart blockages, hypertension come because simple we don’t do any walking, nor are we involved in any form of workouts. So better start walking wherever possible. Walk when you talk on mobile phones, use stairs whenever possible, don’t stay for ever at your office desk. take a break, walk around and come back. Grab a pair of new sports shoes, get excited, wake up early and have a brisk walk around the park. Make sure you take those 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy.

In the Prime Of Health

Modern day lifestyle can come with its own share of drawbacks. With more money in wallet these days, there seems to be an increasing tendency towards eating anything which appears to be mouth-watering.   Its food, food and  food everywhere, attracting you towards it and within no time it has found a way to your stomach. Without any doubt the waistlines are increasing globally like never before. This in turn is giving rise to diseases which are today known  as lifestyle related disorders like obesity, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, etc.

There are people who are willing to take some stringent measures to keep their protruding belly in check, but where is the time for all that? They have got a career to make, don’t they? They will work from morning till late in the evening and will spend the remaining time with their families. This cycle continues until you have realised that it has taken a toll on your health. Then there comes a very funny situation that you have got lots of money but no good health to enjoy it. This story lies true with millions of men and women worldwide.

The pleasure of having money can be even more greatly experienced when you are in the prime of your health. My blog is basically for the people like me who work hard in the office and find very little time to take care of their health. This blog will encourage you to take up a healthy lifestyle .