Walking is one of the safest and easiest exercises. But if you are someone who does not do any exercise, starting with 10,000 a day can be difficult.
It’s best to stay as active as possible before trying to achieve the target of 10,000 steps per day. Elderly and overweight people should gradually increase their steps, aiming for extra 1,000 steps per day each week until they reach their goals.
On the other hand, when people constantly achieve their goal of walking 10,000 steps per day, they should swap walking activity with a higher MET, like jogging or swimming to burn more calories.
The best benefit of taking more steps per day is it can also reduce mortality from any cause.