• Liz Johnson

How to Attain the Elusive 10,000 Steps a Day


If you're like me, you're far too familiar with the demoralizing notification from your Apple Watch at the end of the day saying you can still close your activity ring if you just take a brisk 28-minute walk...as you munch on that late-night bowl of ice cream.


We all know a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity, but it can be a challenge to hit our fitness goals while balancing commitments with family, work, kids' activities, friends, and on and on. You've likely heard about setting a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day, but what does that practically mean and how can you do it? 10,000 steps equal roughly 5 miles. Did you know if you start at the reception desk and walk around the coffee bar past the restrooms and break room and back up the front hall in Igniter Place you will have covered 100-150 steps depending on your stride? Do that 20 times and you've walked a mile! Taking a walk down to Arapaho and back gets you about 900-1,000 steps (.4 miles).


Check out these quick reads to learn more about the benefits of walking throughout the day, tips on how to increase your daily step count, and the origins of the 10,000 step day.


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