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How many calories does 10,000 steps burn?

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Someone who weighs approximately 150 pounds can burn up to 400 calories by walking 10,000 steps at a brisk pace of around 3.5 miles per hour. If someone is just starting to exercise, it is recommended that  they start walking a shorter distance and then work their way up to 10,000 steps.

People on average will walk around 3,000 to 4,000 steps every day. Someone can walk 1,000 steps in just 10 minutes if they are walking briskly. Someone's step count can actually be counted using a pedometer, and they are very affordable.

If someone is trying to lose weight, it is important they burn about 600 more calories than they consume every day. This can be achieved through going for brisk walks as well as other forms of exercise. If someone is new to exercising, it is very important they start with shorter walks or easier exercise regimens. This lowers the risk that they will develop and injury.

Anyone planning to walk at least 10,000 steps each day should invest in a new pair of appropriate, comfortable sneakers to avoid sore feet or injuries. Walking every day is recommended. A pedometer can be used to measure how many steps are completed in one day. At the end of each week, the average number of steps per day can be calculated. The following week, one can choose to create a goal to increase the average walking distance a bit more. Gradually increasing fitness goals ensures weight loss that is healthy and safe as well as manageable..

Sources:

  1. nhs.uk

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