If you’ve ever wondered why we at Alpha Coach bang on about steps so much, and why they need to increase as you progress during the fat loss phase?
According to estimates, for everyone around 50 kgs (110 lbs) it’s about 350 calories for 10,000 steps and for everyone around say 80 kgs (176 lbs), it’s nearly 500 calories for the same number of steps.
What this indicates is that you must increase your step count as you get lighter, because the lighter you are, the fewer calories your body burns in the same number of steps, unfortunately.
So, if you are wondering how important your daily steps target is alongside your diet and training, well, you know now!
Most people believe that walking is too simple an exercise and want to do something more complex and strenuous! All exercise needn’t be complex. It needn’t be doing burpees every 100 meters, skipping double-unders every other session. Walking is one of the simplest, easiest and most underrated exercises that burns a ton of calories when done consistently over time. And it is especially powerful when in a caloric deficit as it does not really increase hunger levels compared to strenuous workouts.
Now taking about 10,000 steps a day is equal to walking approximately 8 kilometers. So unless you have an active job, such as being a waiter or a nurse, it is usually difficult to log 10,000 steps with daily activity only.
So go on, and add walking as part of your routine today and see what a good paced 30 minute walk (about 3000 – 4000 steps extra) per day will do for you not just with your weight loss, but overall wellbeing.