Sumary of 30 minutes of exercise or clock 10,000 steps a day – an expert reveals what’s best for you!:
- Image courtesy: Shutterstock This is what you need to know about exercising and walking 10,000 steps regularly According to the American Heart Association, 150 minutes of exercise a week—a mix of both moderate and high-intensity workouts is recommended to stay fit and healthy.
- In that case, Dr Shaikh tells HealthShots that working out for 30 minutes, five times a week, would help reach the desired medically recommended benchmark.
- At the same time, it would help train the body in various ways, by way of low-to-high intensity exercises.
- However, if one is short on time, or suffering from an ailment that does not allow moderate-to-high intensity workouts, walking 10,000 steps a day is a good way to stay healthy.
- Walking is a form of cardio exercise, which means it helps improve cardiovascular endurance and cardiac health.
- Both offer the common benefit of improving cardiovascular endurance, ensuring an active lifestyle and reducing the risk factors of lifestyle diseases.
- Walking, however, is a low-to-moderate intensity workout, and is perfect for those whose jobs or lifestyle does not demand heavy work and activity.
- On the other hand, for someone with a highly active lifestyle, say athletes or hikers, a mix of higher intensity workouts is needed during the week.