In those days every Fitness application and fitness trackers push you to do 10,000 steps a day to be fit. Everyone is following it without study the fact about it. Today we are going to tell you the story behind it.
The 10k steps trend can be traced back to 1965 Japan. A Doctor name Yoshiro Hatano began selling a pedometer known as the manpo-kei (10,000 steps meter). Walk 10,000 steps a day, he said, and you can consider yourself fit.
There is no evidence to suggest that 10,000 is any kind of turning point for fitness. That is simply not the case, says fitness and health coach Deanne Pandey. . “There is no one-size-fits-all number of steps to aim for.”
For a fit 20 years old, 10,000 steps might too few and for a 70 years old with arthritis, it might be too much. The trend ignore heart rate during exercise, and even intensity of the walking ” If you are ambling about and hitting 10,000 steps, it really doesn’t count as a workout” Health Coach Pandey said. The important thing is to get the heart racing and walk as much as you can.
Every little bit helps but the truth is that exercise is exercise and the best form is cardiovascular. So forget the random numbers and do as many steps as you can.