Leading fitness advisor Eleni Constantinou reveals why your target daily step count matters! Start your fitness journey with Eleni today.
When I put together fitness plans for my client, I will always give them a target daily step count to reach, and this step count can change as the person progresses through the plan.
A lot of people wonder why their step count matters, and whether achieving it is really a big deal. So, let’s take a look at why your step count matters so much!
Your step count makes a big difference in terms of your calorie expenditure
Being consistent with your daily step count can make a big difference in your calorie expenditure.
I always recommend a daily step target for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve health benefits.
With the regular advances in technology and work environments becoming more sedentary, it now takes a dedicated effort to make active choices.
The good news is that there are activity trackers that help you consciously make effort to reach a daily target.
Plus, you can easily accumulate steps during your everyday activities. Small changes can make a massive difference, and you will soon notice the steps on your tracker mount up!
For instance, why not park a little bit further from the entrance to the shops or your place of work? Other options include walking to meet your friends and family instead of taking a taxi or choosing to take the stairs instead of the lift.
What should your step count be?
I recommended a basic 10,000 steps per day for my clients as a daily goal. From my experience as a fitness advisor, this shows proven weight loss, lowered blood pressure, enhanced glucose tolerance, and a number of other benefits.
So if you are someone who is currently struggling to get your steps in or find going on walks tedious, make it part of your routine, either in the morning before you head off to work, or in the evening.
Making those steps go quicker
Just to share with you, here are a couple of things I do when I’m out on a walk:
1. Listen to a Podcast:
This is what I do most of the time. It’s great for self-development! I love to listen to people talk about their struggles and breakthroughs, as well as topics on training and nutrition to improve my knowledge as an online fitness coach.
2. Listening to Music:
Depending on my mood, I’ll listen to music that lifts my spirit.
3. Phone a Friend:
This is one of the main things I do on a walk. It is one that I most enjoy… there’s something about walking and talking.
Look into getting yourself a type of device that will help you track and keep accountable. There are different tools you can use to track your step count, one’s that I would recommend are FitBit, Apple Watch, or an Aura Ring.
Any questions about step count? Get in touch!
If you have any more questions about your step count or your fitness journey in general, drop me a message or a comment and I will get back to you!