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Measure Your Weight Loss Steps

Welcome once more to another one of my 100 weight loss tips. This article is number 15 in the series of great tips to help you to lose weight.

This post looks at a side of losing weight that is not often thought about but can actually be a powerful part of your strategy. I'm talking about walking, step by step!

Walking is something everyone does, but it is so taken for granted that we often don't realize its potential. But the potential for boosting your efforts to lose weight is phenomenal when its done correctly and in a structured and measured way.

Losing Weight Step by Step

We all walk, at least those of us who have a life away from the sofa and the TV, but we often don't have any idea just how much walking we do each day. Knowing that can be a helpful addition to the reduction of our waistlines because walking is a form of light exercise and exercise makes your body burn calories!

Walking does much more for you than just burn a few calories here and there. As long as you approach it with some determination, you can walk at an elevated pace for quite a long time without it ever feeling like hard work.

It tones the muscles in your legs, back and tummy while strengthening those muscle groups. This causes them to grow and increase the amount of energy they use each day, meaning more excess sugars burned, leading to better fat burning.

So if you were to have a very good idea how much you walked every day, you could use that information to plan to extend that amount of walking to ensure more calories are burned each day. The best way to do that is to buy a pedometer.


A good quality pedometer will give you a pretty accurate tally of the number of steps you take each day. What you want to aim for is around 10,000 steps per day if possible to get the most benefit.

When you multiply that total by your average stride length, you can work out how many miles you actually walk each day. A rough average is about 5 miles for 10,000 steps although that really depends on your own personal stride length.

I'm sure that you can see the obvious benefits of knowing this figure and then planning to put it to good use. It can form a part of your daily exercise routine without you feeling like you are doing anything extra or out of the ordinary.

This is a good way of conditioning yourself to get a good daily ration of exercise without the implied extra work, making it very desirable for people who dislike doing regular exercises or weight loss exercise routines in a gym.

When you get into this way of doing things, you can then make a point of walking a little faster or with a little more determination than usual. By doing that, it will bring you additional benefits in fitness levels and the number of calories burned throughout the day, and every day.

100 Weight Loss Tips number 14 follows in the next post!


Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2009 in Top 100 Weight Loss Tips | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on "Measure Your Weight Loss Steps"

Randy says:

That's a really great idea about measuring the number of steps you take in a day with a pedometer. What a really accurate way of gauging how far you walk every day! Thanks

venugopal says:

I am weigh around 100kg i want to lose 20kgs plz suggest me

Terry says:

venugopal, the way to lose weight is explained in my 100 weight loss tips series -- follow the link in the navigation bar near the top of the page and get all the suggesting you want.