5 January 2021

What Happens When You Walk 20,000 Steps a Day?

Everyone has probably heard someone say, “I got to get my steps in today” You may have dismissed this statement. But, studies have shown that this is a small way to become more active and benefit from getting more active.

How far is 20,000 steps?

20,000 steps does not sound like much. In fact most people think that you walk so far now, so keeping count of these steps is not that big of a deal. However, 20,000 steps is about 9 miles. If you were to walk this every day, you are going to see a dramatic improvement in your health. Keep in mind, this truly depends upon your stride, but most pros agree 9 miles is around 20,000 steps.

Is 20,000 steps a day considered active?

If you were to walk 20,000 steps a day, you are going to find that this is going to be considered an active lifestyle. In fact, it is often considered to be a very active lifestyle since a lot of people struggle to get to 10,000 steps a day.

What are the health benefits of walking 20,000 steps a day?

There are several health benefits to walking 20,000 steps a day. These benefits include:

  1. Helps to elevate the mood, which is something that most people could do more with.
  2. It can help your brain function better.
  3. It is going to make your legs, lower back and buttocks even stronger and better shaped.
  4. It will burn double the calories that you would be burning if you were simply sitting at a desk during this time.
  5. You will have more energy after you get used to doing this, and who couldn’t do with more energy?.
  6. It will help you lose weight. But, remember you are going to need to pay attention to your speed to make this count.

Those who try to walk 20,000 steps a day, don’t be surprised if it takes you a few tries to realize just how far this is. You may find it more helpful to start with smaller goals and work your way up to 20,000 steps per day if you don’t want to find yourself making laps around your home before midnight to reach this goal. Once you get the hang of this, you will find it easier than ever to reach your step count goal each day.

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