I recently purchased a Fitbit to help me count how many steps I do each day. Since purchasing this item I have fallen in love with walking.
This activity is often overlooked as a form of exercise, however it can help you build stamina and burn calories. The NHS recommends that you walk 10,000 steps a day. (I know that before I started monitoring my step count I would have rarely achieved this amount.)
Now I have my Fitbit, I am averaging over 12,000 steps a day! I’m not saying it’s easy to achieve…and you might find yourself walking from your bedroom, to the kitchen, to the lounge and then back up to your bedroom just to get those extra 92 steps. But, it’s well worth it.
So, my challenge for anyone reading this is to monitor your step count each day. A Fitbit is not essential (most mobile phones have a step counter you can use). Here are some of my useful step count distances for University of Hertfordshire Students:
Galleria to College Lane (Forum) – 2900 steps
Galleria to De Havilland (LRC) – 2100 steps
College Lane to De Havilland (Forum to shuttle bus stop) – 5500
College Lane LRC to Forum – 450
De Havilland LRC to Restaurant De Havilland – 350
Challenge your mates too. Go on… get stepping!
By Toby Jackson