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10,000 Steps a Day to Your Optimal Weight: Walk Your Way to Better Health Paperback – October 2, 2006
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I was skeptical as always, but I promised I would try it, and we started doing some of our walking together. I wanted to post a review and let people know that this book is great! For some reason, after all the other stuff I've tried, the 10,000 STEPS A DAY plan is actually working for me. I started using the pedometer that comes with the book as soon as I got it, about a month and a half ago, and Ive already increased my daily steps to 10K, just by using some of the super easy tips and suggestions he gives you. I especiallly like how simple the book is to follow. Unlike some of my other ones, the author doesn't seem to ask too much of you at once. He makes you believe that just simply walking really CAN help you get healthy. After about 6 wks, I not only have more energy, am in a better mood, etc., but I've miraculously lost almost 5 POUNDS already! And it really doesn't even take much time out of my day. Counting with the pedometer really helps me to know when I need to do something more to get my step count up for the day. There is SO much great info about how even the simplest changes can help (incl. eating tips, like replacing soda with tea, how to eat less salt, sample menus). After I do this a bit longer and hopefully see more results, I am going to try to start some of his strength training exercises, too.Read more ›
The book is great because it doesn't take it for granted that you are 35 and just a bit under-active. There is information in there even for people like me. And even a surprise because it turned out that I had already progressed into the moderate activity range, if only just barely.
The book explains how to find your own baseline. Where you are now. It explains how to set up a reasonable goal for increasing activity. And how to do that even if you are never going to run a marathon.
Below seems to be valid research - from science daily dot com. The table below shows the steps-per-day recommendations for weight control
Age women - Steps per day
18-40 12,000 steps per day
60 - 8,000
Age men - Steps per day
50 - 11,000
Journal reference: BMI - referenced cut-points for pedometer - determined steps/day in adults. Tudor-Locke, et al. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2008 (5) Suppl 1. S126-S139.
How many steps/day are enough? Preliminary pedometer indices for public health.
Tudor-Locke C, Bassett DR Jr.Source: Department of Exercise and Wellness, Arizona State University, Mesa, Arizona 85212, USA.
Pedometers are simple and inexpensive body-worn motion sensors that are readily being used by researchers and practitioners to assess and motivate physical activity behaviours. Pedometer-determined physical activity indices are needed to guide their efforts. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review the rationale and evidence for general pedometer-based indices for research and practice purposes. Specifically, we evaluate popular recommendations for steps/day and attempt to translate existing physical activity guidelines into steps/day equivalents.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My doctor insists that my routine includes 10,000 steps every day. It is not easy for me because of knee and ankle problems. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lawrence E. Doyle
My chiropractor asked me to start tracking my steps earlier this year to make sure I was walking at least 15 minutes a day. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Starlene Stewart
Exactly what I thought it would be. And it got here well within expected delivery time.Published 13 months ago by Mitoch
A wonderful way to get your exercise and keep your record. I found out that you can also get credit on steps riding your bike if you attach the "fit" to the top of your... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jeanie M. Wallace
I like the book because you can follow directions easily and it's a perfect way fou to loose weight. We all know that walking has many benefits holistically. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Moses09
Book is not quite what I expected. I was expecting tips and ideas on how to meet the 10,000 steps goal each day by just changing some of my routines.Published 15 months ago by Wendi