January 11

You don’t need to walk 10,000 steps a day to lose weight!


Steps have NOTHING to do with weight loss, and 10,000 might be too much for you. Download the 5-0 method now at pahlabfitness.com


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  • Pahla! This is it! And, it’s so hard to hear. But, I literally needed to hear it today. Moderation is so hard for us girls who have been over movers for so long. My husband always says, you’re the ONLY truth teller. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s taken me a few years to apply what you’ve ingrained in my head, but it’s all so helpful.

  • While I agree 10,000 is a bit of random number, studies have actually shown 7,000 steps to be sufficient and optimal. Also, if you only do 1,000-2,00 a day, it means you are rather sedentary and this is one of the worse things you can do for health. I am a long term sub so only giving constructive criticism.

  • I will say, though, that having the goal of 10,000 steps is kind of fun :-). And it does remind me to keep moving instead of sitting at my desk without stopping. But thank you for the recommendation! And the 23 minute exercise that your videos provide is awesome!

  • I’ve never done 10,000 steps in one day! I’ve done Alzheimer’s walks where in 2 walks I totaled over 10,000 and, proud to say, came in 3rd; I do this walk for my mom and all others who have lost/going/gone thru this.

  • I started doing virtual walking challenges during COVID and have so far walked the distances of the Cabot Trail, the El Camino Santiago, the Cote d’Azur and have almost finished walking the Appalachians a distance of over 3000km. Because I’m trying to complete these challenges in an alloted time, I need to walk as close to 10,000 steps a day as possible. Some days it’s more, other days it’s much less…but I can attest that over the last 3 years, I have dropped over 30lbs, and at age 59 with hyperthyroidism, that is a HUGE achievement. Walking is probably one of the best forms of exercise, all my blood work numbers are the best they’ve ever been. I’ve always been a walker, but it wasn’t until I set a goal using the 10,000 steps daily as my guide, that I actually saw results. And now it’s just become a daily habit that I love. This has been my experience and I totally appreciate that’s it’s not going to be the same for everyone. ☺️

  • ok I get it, but hear me out a second. When I walk 10,000 steps weight stays down. When I don’t ,weight goes up. So for me I do the workouts plus 10,000 steps per day and I reach my goals. So its kinda hard for me to understand this.

  • I heard you say this nearly 3 years ago when I started the 5-0 method. I set my steps at 5,000 and it works for me! Some days I go over, but mostly I’m right in that range from doing my moderate workout and living life.

  • Lots of studies (not CDC but various universities & the UK healthcare system) show you hit good health by consistently hitting 4430 steps a day, so 5000 steps is a much better, achievable target. And 23 minutes or half an hour can be broken up into 10 minute chunks to still achieve benefit.

  • I love doing my walks. It helps and helped me to lose weight many years ago.
    The company was from Japan who invented this idea and I totally agree that walking is a great method of exercise to maintain weight.

  • I have been getting 10000 steps most days for 3 years. My legs are definitely stronger and they are definitely toned. But I have not lost weight. Sure, I have built muscle but I have not lost the fat in all of those other places.

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