There are those who preach 10,000 steps per day
Is sufficient to keep the doctor away
But others beg to disagree, “Intensity Matters”, they say
Get your heart rate up and take a brisk walk
Put some effort so you can barely talk
Now pump your arms, run! and do not balk.
I used to aim for 10,000 steps per day, and tried to get it done at a steady pace throughout the day. However, new studies have shown that short periods of very intense activity are far more effective for health than prolonged periods of gentle activity. So I’m switching things up, and trying to walk briskly for 10 minutes at least twice a day, climb more stairs and get my heart rate up. It seems to be working, and I have more energy – to walk faster, and climb more stairs.