Walk to Control Your Body Weight
You may not think such a mild level of activity as walking can help. But in one significant study, a group of sedentary people were given a daily goal of 10,000 steps of brisk activity, as measured by their pedometres. They improved their fitness levels just as much as a group that followed a traditional gym-based aerobic routine. Overall, studies find that getting between 8000 and 10,000 steps a day (about 8 km) helps you to maintain your current weight and stop gaining weight, while adding to that another 2000 steps (an extra 1.5 km a day) helps you to lose weight.