Step by Step

Walking is a good physical activity and something that is easy and convenient for most people. But, how far should you walk? How many steps should you take?

If walking is your exercise of choice, it is recommended that you get a minimum of 30 minutes per day–although 60 minutes would be ideal.

If you’d like to track your total steps taken, you may wish to use a pedometer. Try wearing the pedometer for the entire day, not just when exercising. See how many steps you take throughout the day.

If you have been previously inactive, a good goal would be 5,000 steps. For others, experts recommend at least 10,000 steps per day.