Should You Walk 10,000 Steps per Day for Weight Loss?

You’ve probably heard that you should walk 10,000 steps per day for fitness and weight loss. How did they come up with this amount? Is this a fitness myth or is there any research that shows that it works?

Walking 10,000 steps per day for health and weight loss was popularized originally in Japan. Pedometer researcher Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke says the original figure was not based on medical research.

Several researchers have been playing catch-up on this, including Tudor-Locke. Research studies show it isn’t a magic number, but it is a good indicator of how much activity a person is achieving in a day, and walking more steps per day is associated with being thinner.
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