Do You Really Need To Walk 10,000 Steps a Day?

By Hannah de Gruchy / Lifestyle / February 20th, 2023

How many calories does 10,000 steps burn?

How many calories does 10,000 steps burn?

It’s difficult to pinpoint an actual figure for how many calories 10,000 steps burns as we have different metabolisms and walking pace, or how far 10,000 steps is, as we all have different stride lengths.

But as a general guide, walking 10,000 steps in a day will burn around 340 calories and will cover around five miles. Walk at a brisk pace and it will take around an hour of continuous walking to achieve 10,000 steps. Of course, most of us will reach our target over the course of a day instead, with all of our steps accumulating as we remain active throughout the day.

But how easy is it to reach 10,000 or even 7,000 steps?

Spend a lazy Sunday simply moving around your home, and you’ll notice that you probably only achieve around 3,000 steps. Actually reaching 10,000 steps in a day is something we need to put our mind to and make an effort to achieve. Especially so if we’re deskbound, have a driving job or we work from home. If we work in hospitality, healthcare or retail, we’re more likely to be on our feet more, racking up those steps.

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