Walking and being active is something that has always been a part of my life. Although at different times over the years my activity level has somewhat varied.
One little piece of information that keeps coming up for me though is the 10,000 steps a day. Which is actually exactly as it sounds. Each day attempting to take 10,000 steps, collectively across your day. This target is something that I have integrated where I could, and one that has been used by family and friends alike.
It was not until I started taking a look around when I created this website that I actually found the likely source of the 10,000 step figure. Research conducted by Dr. Yoshiro Hatano in Japan in the 1960s, established that 10,000 steps would burn about 20 percent of our caloric intake through activity.
In 1965 as a result of this research a Japanese inventor created a device which was named Manpo-Kei (meaning “10,000 steps meter”). Gradually over the years the devices become more popular and gained a much more wide spread use. Additionally with the 10,000 steps a day target gaining popularity with many.
This may be the origins of the number however, I was keen to explore the actual reality of setting the goal and working towards achieving the goal each and every day. Some of the topics I expect to share through this website are
- Achieving a daily 10,000 step goal
- Ways to improve your chances
- Tracking your progress
- Getting rid of excuses
- Plus other bits and pieces that may be helpful
I look forward to exploring this journey and hope that what I share may help others to achieve their own goals and help to also motivate you to increase your own activity level.