Why You Should Be Walking 10,000 Steps A DayYou’ve probably heard that you should walk 10,000 steps a day. That’s the equivalent of 5 miles for the ‘average’ person, and even further if you have a long stride. Yet, the average American only walks 6,000 steps a day. This can be for many reasons – if you’re stuck in your office chair all day and you’re too busy to take a walk at lunch; if the weather is extreme and it is uncomfortable to spend long periods outside; or even if you’ve got a great tv show to catch up on and need to spend your evenings in! This is going to be an issue for most of the world when Game of Thrones starts again… While 6,000 steps is commendable, you should strive for 10,000 steps because it is incredibly beneficial for your health. The reasons for this are threefold: not only will you lose weight by increasing the amount of calories you burn, but an hour of walking per week can lower your risk of coronary heart disease and get you into a healthier routine. Walking that extra hour is simple with WalkingPad. If you’ve had a busy day or if you can’t find the motivation for the gym, simply unfold WalkingPad and get exercising. As 20 minutes of walking, or around 2,000 steps, is one mile of walking, you’ll be traveling further than you would imagine! We have a simple challenge for you. Use WalkingPad for half an hour, 3 times a week. Do it first thing in the morning before breakfast, or as you watch TV in the evening. It will add an extra mile to your day and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’re improving the health of your heart as well as your waistline! Good luck!