Do we really need to walk 10,000 steps a day?

It’s an interesting article, have a read, but the spoiler is no-one really knows (apart from the fact that walking is good for your health!).  Walking counts towards the 150 minutes of physical activity the government guidelines recommend we aim for each week. However I think the key here, no matter how many steps you are doing, is that for them to work to decrease the risk of disease (and improve life expectancy) the steps need to be of a moderate intensity. For walking that means you are going at a pace you can have a conversation BUT you couldn’t sing a song!

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Having worked in IT in London for 15 years I was made redundant in 2009. I had trained as a gym instructor whilst working and decided I would rather spend the rest of my career doing something I loved than look for another job in IT. I furthered my qualifications with a Certificate in Advanced Personal Training from the highly regarded Premier Training. Many personal trainers are generalists covering all areas of fitness but I took the decision to specialise in the over-50s and therefore went on to do a CYQ Award in Functional Training for the Independent Older Adult Level 3. My focus is on overall health rather than fitness. I believe that making small changes can have a long term positive effect on health and well-being.

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