You're only a step away from fitness with the "10,000 steps a day" program

How many steps do you walk each day? Maybe you’ve heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day. Research has determined that 10,000 steps a day is the amount of physical activity needed to effectively lower body fat, improve blood pressure and increase cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness. It takes about 10,000 steps per day to equal about five miles.

What’s in it for me?

Many sedentary people only average about 2,000 to 3,000 steps per day. Adding steps to your daily routine has many health benefits:

  • Burns calories
  • Strengthens bones and back muscles
  • Slims your waist
  • Shapes and tones your legs and butt
  • Improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves sleep, mood and outlook on life
  • Requires no equipment
  •  . . . and it’s free!

The latest, greatest way to estimate your total activity is with a Digi-Walker step counter. You’ll see first-hand the distance you walked and calories burned. Then with the feedback the Digi-Walker provides, you’ll be able to develop and implement strategies to gradually reach the goal of at least 10,000 steps per day.

The Digi-Walker comes in a small plastic case that easily attaches to your belt or waistband. It automatically records each step you take, as well as calories burned and distance traveled.

How to order

The Digi-Walker is yours for just $25. Simply call The Karen Yontz Center 414-649-5767 or 414-329-5605 to place your order.