Do steps matter? Or is it just the latest fad?
Good questions. The answer is Yes, they do, and it’s for a couple of reasons.
Weight Management & NEAT
You’ll remember from our ‘The Basics of Nutrition’ section that we chatted about Energy Balance. When you are looking to manage your weight, you need to consider how your energy intake (calories consumed) matches up with your energy output (calories burned on an average day).
Increasing your daily activity levels and therefore (NEAT) can have a big impact on your total energy expenditure and will therefore help you manage your weight more effectively!
So, YES, steps matter! They will help you manage your weight more effectively and keep you physically more healthy. Try taking the stairs, walking to work, or tracking and increasing your daily steps over time.
PSA. You don't have to hit 10,000 steps… understand your starting point and go from there!.