Prima Magazine published an article back in 2017 entitled “Just 2 Hours Of Walking Each Week Could Help You Live Longer”. We all know that exercise is good for us, and that walking is not only good for our bodies, but our minds too. But do we really need to do 10,000 steps a day? Apparently not. Current guidelines say 150 minutes a week of walking adequate to be beneficial to your health.
I’ve had a FitBit since 2013 when I first started tracking my steps and aiming for 10,000 a day. My average is more like 7-8000 (and thats including 2 dog walks a day). So I guess you could say I sit on my arse…a lot lol. Its a writer thing 😉
Last year I bought a treadmill, and I got into the habit of using it every day, but after a recent Arthritis flare up (in my ankles) my physical activity trailed off (as walking became very painful). Now my Arthritis seems to have moved to my hands, so i’m hoping that i’ll be able to get back into it. But this time i won’t aim for steps, i’ll aim for time instead, and not get so hung up on not hitting that 10K.
And now I have my iPad set up on the wall above it I can watch TV while I walk!
I’m going to aim for 25 minutes a day, split into two sessions…now where did I put my trainers?