Weight loss exercise: Walking 10,000 steps in a day is the basic requirement of the human body for maintaining mobility and fitness, says fitness and nutrition experts.
Weight loss tips: Have you completed your 10,000 steps today? Do you think walking so many steps in a day will help you lose weight or stay fit? Let’s find out. Walking 10,000 steps a day is definitely helpful in maintaining mobility and carrying out the day-to-day tasks at ease. According to celeb fitness expert Vinod Channa, 10,000 steps in a day is the bare minimum of physical activity that one must do in a day and cannot be considered equivalent to a workout.
“Ten thousand steps in a day is the basic requirement of the human body for maintaining mobility and fitness which is needed every day,” says Channa, who is known to train the likes of Shilpa Shetty Kundra, John Abraham, Shamita Shetty and Genelia Deshmukh to name a few.
But walking 10,000 steps does not count as a workout, he asserts. “Walking 10,000 steps means one needs to walk for an hour, which again, the body needs to stay active. If you experience difficulty in doing basic activities like getting up and sitting down, back pain, etc, it means your lifestyle is too sedentary and you need to be physically active and hence walk these many steps a day,” Channa explains.