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5 Ways Pokémon Go Can Increase your Daily Step Count

July 30, 2016
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Video games are often thought of as one of the causes of sedentarism. Many kids and adults alike have been guilty of whiling away too many hours sat in front of a computer screen rather than exercising.

Pokémon Go, the newest video game craze, it different. You have to get up and get out of your house to play it!

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Should I Walk Or Run Barefoot?

April 28, 2016
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Walking and running shoes have changed almost out of all recognition over the last 50 years or so. In the past, exercisers were more likely to walk or run in their regular street shoes as that was really all that was available. Go back a few more decades and it was more common for people to exercise barefoot than in shoes at all.

Nowadays, there is such a dizzying variety of walking and running shoes on the market you can all but choose a pair that have been designed specifically for your birth sign!

There are shoes designed for every walking and running eventuality including trail shoes, road shoes, racing shoes, supportive shoes, motion control shoes, cross training shoes, treadmill shoes, and even shoes that are designed to, somehow, help you burn more calories when you wear them.

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Sit Less and Move More with Walking Meetings

April 25, 2016
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Long periods of sitting are inherently bad for your health. In fact, the more time you spend each day sat down, the more likely you are to die prematurely – even if you are a regular exerciser. While exercise definitely does provide protection against many illnesses and ailments, five hours a week of exercise does not make up for 160+ hours of being sedentary.

One great way to get more activity into your day is to swap regular, seated meetings for walking meetings. A walking meeting is simply that: a meeting that takes place during a walk instead of in an office, boardroom, or coffee shop where meetings are commonly held.

Breaking your day up with intermittent bouts of walking can reduce the damage of spending long periods of time sat down. Walking meetings are also good for productivity and creativity…

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Why Doctors Love Hiking

April 21, 2016
mountain-hiking

Most doctors agree that eating healthily and exercising makes their job easier. They know that fit, active, healthy people will come to see them less often so they have more time to spend on the people that really need them. In fact, many doctors prescribe exercise to prevent and even cure many mild-to-serious medical conditions.

But what type of exercise do doctors love?  No prizes for guessing it’s walking and, especially, hiking.

Why do doctors have such a big love for hiking? Let’s take a look!

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Urban Poling 101

April 7, 2016
nordic-walking

As an avid reader of Stepz App blog, you are no doubt aware that walking is arguably one of the best forms of exercise around. Low impact, easily accessible, simple to learn, and no special equipment required, walking is the ultimate in excuse-free workouts and also delivers great fitness and weight loss benefits – especially if you hit that 10,000 step-per-day target.

However, what if you could make walking even safer while making it a better workout? How cool would that be?

Well, you can! All you need to do is grab a pair of walking poles and take up urban poling.

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When, How Fast, And How Far Should You Walk?

March 14, 2016
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It’s good advice to try and walk more. The standard walking prescription is 10,000 steps per day. However, you don’t have to do all these steps over the course of a single walk. In fact, it’s often better to clock up your 10,000 steps throughout the day. This leaves you facing several choices regarding when you should walk and how long and how fast your walks should be.

There is no perfect solution to this conundrum. In fact, what might be ideal for one person may not be ideal for another. Like the age-old question of when is the best time to exercise, the answer is – whatever allows you to exercise consistently!

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How Many Calories Does Walking Burn?

March 3, 2016
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With an ever growing percentage of the population overweight or even obese, many people exercise specifically for weight loss or to prevent weight gain. High impact activities like running are great; they burn a lot of calories and are very good for your heart and lungs but, if you are significantly overweight, all that impact has the potential to cause injury. And you can’t exercise if you are injured!

For that reason, very overweight people should look to low impact exercise as it’s easier on their already overstressed joints. A very good choice of exercise for overweight people is walking.

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Walking Workouts: How To Burn More Fat

December 24, 2015
Woman walking on path in green summer park

Walking is a great form of exercise. It’s accessible, easy on the joints, suitable for all fitness levels and requires no special equipment or training. However, while a gentle stroll certainly won’t do you any harm, if you want fat loss, your daily walks might be lacking a certain something.

Use the following tips and tricks to ensure your walking workouts burn as many calories and as much fat as possible!

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Why Walking Is The #1 Fitness Trend

September 15, 2015
hiking-mountains

Walking has been our main form of transport, since… Well the day we could first walk. Sure it can be pleasurable and enjoyable, but it is strange to think that walking has become one of the #1 fitness trends worldwide.

Why you ask? Because walking has been taken beyond a means of getting from A to B, it has become a diverse and challenging way of increasing your strength, stamina and overall health, whilst enjoying the outdoors and exploring our beautiful planet.

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