While the figure of 10,000 steps a day has become a popular benchmark, new research finds we might not need to take quite so many strides to cut our chances of an early death.
A new study finds huge benefit in taking just 7,000 steps a day. Which may come as a relief to those who never quite make it to 10,000.
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Walking is an easy exercise for everyone to do.
But more intense exercises – such as weightlifting – are still important for health and fitness.
The 10,000 step target has more to do with marketing than scientific fact.
Even half the amount of steps shows health benefits.
You might feel you’ve failed after ‘only’ recording 9,000 steps when your goal was 10,000. In reality, 9,000 steps might be an achievement. Is it time to ditch specific goals in favour of open goals?
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Moving daily is essential to keeping ourselves healthy.
Walking has a variety of health benefits.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it’s like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
Before you go for seconds after your meal, have a glass of water and wait five minutes before checking in with your hunger again.
A new study has found breaking old and forming new habits is key in keeping weight off.
When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year.
Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
Don’t limit yourself to grapefruit – increasing the amount and variety of fruit and vegetables can help you lose weight.
Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. Sound familiar?
Getting the public walking.
The US Surgeon General last week issued another call to action to get his nation walking. Faced with the fact that 50% of the US adult population (a statistic replicated in other western countries) suffers…
Long walk to fitness.
Fitness devices like Fitbit set an automatic goal of 10,000 steps a day. But this isn’t the magic threshold some make it out to be.
If you’re not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise.
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
Losing just 5% of your body weight is likely to improve your health.
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