March 25, 2017
There is something that our species have done for millions of years: walking everyday
Decades ago, children used to play in the streets, walked to school and at weekends, they used to escape to areas where they could climb hills or mountains. They made an average of ten miles walking or running a day. Nowadays, a lot of these children are healthy senior citizens and have a life expectancy of around 90 years.
Today, those habits have change. The walking/running distance of the youngest has been reduced by 90%. They spend hours and hours in front of a TV set, computer monitor or attending classes.
On top of that, the food habits have also dramatically changed. This is something that we have talked about many times.
This deadly combination is giving raise to obesity and severe health problems. Our children will be their lives shortened by 20 years.
If you are an adult, you must know that you should walk at least 10,000 steps a day (of which 6,000 at an intense pace), providing you do not practice any aerobic sport or do a non aerobic type of exercise.
For that, you should buy a pedometer, set it, put it in your pocket and control your daily activity. If the device has a gps system, you can follow it in Google. It will be an excellent drive to do exercise and you would be able to share it with your friends!
Do not forget, 10,000 steps of which 6,000 briskly.