The less athletic are likely to be disappointed, but taking 10,000 steps a day does not make it possible to slim down and keep the line, as revealed by American researchers in a recent study… Explanations.
If taking at least 10,000 steps a day is the official recommendation to stay healthy , walking is not enough to lose pounds !
This is what American researchers recall, from Brigham Young University (United States), in a study published in the medical journal International Journal of Obesity.
As indicated by the authors of this work, walk every day makes it possible to maintain the cardiovascular system, prevent many diseases and reducing the risk of obesity , but does not in any case lose weight or keep a figure refined …
“No amount of walking is enough to prevent weight gain , ” they say. What determines your weight is the amount of calories you eat during the day, and the number of calories you burn when you are active . However, taking 10,000 steps daily, you actually lose “only” 500 calories.
It was by following 120 students equipped with step counters, for 6 months, that the researchers were able to observe that even by walking a lot, the students had gained weight …
But not what to be discouraged, because Bruce Bailey and his team remind all the same the interest for health to take the 10,000 daily steps, and the virtuous circle that a regular physical activity involves.
If you want to lose weight and slim down, you know what you have to do: eat a balanced diet to reduce calories on the plate, walk as much as you can each day to stay fit and do physical activity regularly (ideally by mixing cardio and muscle building , at least 2 to 3 times a week).