10,000 steps? 5 miles? 30 minutes a day?
What is the magic number for walking, to gain optimal health?
Distance and time are important, but walking should also be brisk with higher pace. There is a plethora of blogs and doctor's opinions on walking for health, experts tend to agree, your goal for walking should be:
- Easy to remember
- Enough to push yourself to an achievable goal
Fitness bands and wearable computing has made calculating steps and distance easier to do. But maybe, simply picking a destination, like a place, park, or top of a hill, are the easiest ways to achieve walking goals. 30 minutes a day of brisk walking is a excellent start.
A good blog of physicians opinions: