But does this mean that the figure of 10,000 steps is an urban legend or not?
- 10,000 steps per day, it's possible. If you can do this with relatively little effort because you have a job where you move a lot, or you enjoy walking, that's great. If you have not yet attained these five figures, you still have plenty of time to attain them.
WITH A LITTLE HELP, IF NEEDED,
- If the objective of 10,000 steps a day seems inaccessible and you would simply like to resume sports gently, you can take up MY WALKING CHALLENGE with the free Decathlon Coach app. Its bespoke training courses will build up your motivation as you make progress, whether you choose the pleasure, motivation or challenge objective. Just goes to show that becoming more active can be fun. However, it is advisable to wear suitable fitness walking shoes.
BUT DON'T LET IT BECOME AN OBSESSION,
- 10,000 steps a day is an urban legend in the sense that you have heard it so often that reaching it seems like a personal victory. Whereas, failing to reach it can weaken your motivation. Do not be a slave to attaining a particular figure. Remember to keep things in perspective. We are not robots.
AND ABOVE ALL, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
- Don't forget that walking should be a pleasure, a win-win. Look beyond the target of attaining a personal best time or a number of steps. The most important thing is to stay active. This means that every task counts. We can already see you taking on the household chores... with a smile!