- Walking one mile a day burns 100 calories. You could lose ten pounds in a year without changing your eating habits.
- The experts agree, walk 6,000 steps a day to improve your health, and 10,000 to lose weight.
- A University of Tennessee in Knoxville study with pedometers revealed that women who averaged more than 10,000 steps a day had 40% less body fat and waist and hip measurements that were four to six inches narrower than those who averaged fewer than 6,000 steps.
- If you add just 2,000 more steps a day to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. So says research by Dr. James O. Hill of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.