Summary #1024

Even 15,000 steps a day won’t help you lose weight, but it will make you healthier
  • Step-counting experiment tracked caloric intake and weight of 120 participants throughout 24 weeks of walking different amounts of steps a day for 6 days per week
  • Participants gained 1.5 kg (3.5 lbs) on average during the experiment, even those who walked 15,000 steps a day
  • While their weight wasn’t affected, they did notice positive changes in their physical activities, and reduced sedentary time.
  • Overall, the more steps we walk, the better.
  • Step-a-day goals are great to get up and get moving, but if you need to lose weight, you must do other things as well.


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