This week, I’m guess that I’ll be doing upwards of 20,000 steps each day while I’m away. That’s a lot, but I do more than 10,000 steps just about every day anyway.
I did do 10,000 steps every single day for almost three years until I got Covid.
I stopped for a bit then.
But while the 10,000 figure was allegedly a thumbsuck from a Japanese fitness company, there’s new research out which seems to suggest – and hold onto your hats here – that more steps each day… makes you fitter.
I was also amazed.
They found taking at least 8,200 steps a day was associated with lower risk of obesity, depression, sleep apnea, and acid reflux, and the benefits increased with each 1,000 additional steps.
Walking was also linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
But if you thought that was incredible, there’s another surprise for you when you get to the next line:
Walking at a faster pace may increase the benefits even more
Wow. Just wait until they hear about running.