Maybe you have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day. The goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day is a rough equivalent to the Surgeon General's recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. It should be enough to reduce your risk for disease and help you lead a longer, healthier life.
Fitting exercise into daily life is challenging. But, even brief periods of physical activity throughout the day can improve your health, especially if the activity becomes part of your daily routine. Taking the stairs, walking from the far end of the parking lot to your destination, walking or biking to work, to school, to the bus stop or while on errands are all ways to be physically active!
Read more information on how to setting up your 30-minutes a day program:
Check out your body mass index. This is a measure of weight based on height and is a great number for you to know so you can better understand your health risks. http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
HOW MANY CALORIES DO I BURN?
People often overestimate the calories they burn doing physical activities. For example, walking a mile briskly only burns about 92 calories for the average person. That's equal to about 8 ounces or 2/3 can of a regular soft drink. Log your daily activities and see how many calories you are, or are not, burning at MyPyramidTracker.gov.