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How Manu Steps Do You Need To Do Each Day For Fat Loss?

While the popular 10,000 steps-a-day goal originated from a ‘90s Japanese pedometer campaign, it’s not just a catchy number. This target has been embraced globally, thanks to its simplicity and the tangible health benefits linked to reaching it. 

Research indicates that any increase in daily steps can kickstart and be incredibly supportive of fat loss, highlighting the importance of NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) in boosting metabolism more than any other form of exercise.

Far too often in the clinic, I see people smashing themselves with cardio as a means to lose weight, when in actual fact from an exercise perspective, all they really need to do when they are starting on their weight loss journey is to generally move around a bit more.

So if you’re looking to enhance fat loss, optimise your well-being AND improve your mental health… walking is an excellent place to start and habit to maintain.

Starting Point for Steps?

  • Check your current average daily steps via your phone or smartwatch/ring/whoop etc.

  • Add 2,000-3,000 steps to your current average and make this your new goal.

Now this might sound a lot, but it’s easier than you think. 

Beyond the traditional stroll, everyday activities can significantly boost your count. You’d be surprised how steps accumulate on days filled with seemingly minor tasks.

Easy Step Boosting Hacks:

  • Stairs over elevators

  • Early bus stop exit, walk the rest

  • Park further, walk longer

  • Break up your work day with quick 10 minutes strolls on your breaks

  • Active housework

  • Dance anywhere, anytime

  • Take part in Group activities


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