How Many STEPS Should You Walk To Stay HEALTHY?

Which is Better For Staying Healthy Walking a few steps or a lot of steps every day? Walking is great for burning calories, but in this video you will learn all the reasons why you need to walk. Blood Work Course

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    • zamfir Toth on March 10, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      10,000 steps is about 4 miles for most people, that’s a very long walk and would take around 90-120 minutes. Who has 2 hours extra EVERY single day

    • Konrad Hunter on March 10, 2023 at 5:51 pm

      @zamfir Toth I get about half just walking around the house doing regular things. A one hour ‘long walk’ is enough for the rest.

    • Nomad's Homestead on March 11, 2023 at 3:05 am

      @zamfir Toth walking through walmart covers half of it. Walk to work and back.

    • Bastian Hars on March 11, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      You forgot to mention Kargo in a backpack it is said to help even more the column, around 10 kgs or 20 lbs in the backpack, makes it a lil bit harder

    • Joe N. on March 12, 2023 at 2:50 pm

      Good Sunday Sir,
      I have been watching your videos and thank you for you service to the world community for helping us. I have a question on autophagy/fasting.
      Will taking a homeopathic tablet with 1 gram of carbohydrate, kick me out of autophagy?
      Also would that spike my insulin, in your opinion. I take it for sleep, so do so in the early morning a.m. when I should be fasting.
      Thank You

  1. Marcia Pappas on March 10, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    My main form of exercise is Zumba gold and Zumba good toning. As a former competitive power lifter, I know how important it is for people to do weight bearing exercise and now that I’m 72, I focus on cardio combined with weight bearing. Thank you for posting your videos about exercise and it’s importance.

    • Dr. Sten Ekberg on March 10, 2023 at 12:25 pm

      You are welcome @mjequality. Thank you for watching. 😄

    • Marcia Pappas on March 10, 2023 at 12:28 pm

      ​@Dr. Sten Ekberg I teach Zumba gold and Zumba gold toning. It’s always a pleasure to learn something new from your videos.

  2. Bob Martens on March 10, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    I’m 66, love to hike, bike and walk! Usually between 6 and 8km per day walking and biking around 32km a day . 12 years ago I could not even walk 3 km. But starting eating right and being active. You can do it!!!!

    • Flying Circus on March 10, 2023 at 5:44 pm

      @Iman Karawi No. no, you are missing so much. Unless you are walking in a total urban area and blocking out traffic noise. In parks and the country side there is so much more going on that people are totally unaware off. You need to look and listen.

    • Je ne suis on March 10, 2023 at 6:48 pm

      You probably earned 10 to 30 years of life :p

    • Enrico Hagn on March 12, 2023 at 12:00 am

      Awesome, thanks for sharing your experience, Bob 🙏

    • Enrico Hagn on March 12, 2023 at 12:01 am

      ​@Robin Holbrook Your dogs minding about the weather, mate 😁?

    • Melissa Doner on March 12, 2023 at 2:33 am

      @Robin Holbrook it’s better to hike alone than not at all

  3. IzukuLuffyAsta on March 10, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Right timing! I’m currently walking in my room to get into my 8k goal. Definitely getting active every day and focusing on getting fit mindset. Losing weight is just a secondary reason why I started exercising. Brain benefits and other really the best result for working out!

    • Resist the Lizards on March 10, 2023 at 1:21 pm

      Go out and get some sunshine – vitamin D – and fresher air why don’t you (when the weather is cooperating). Boost that exercise benefit.

    • IzukuLuffyAsta on March 10, 2023 at 1:23 pm

      @Resist the Lizards Yeah I do that when I go to work. It’s night here so can’t do that now.

  4. Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on March 10, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Good morning everyone. I do 5000 steps a day, about 2 miles. I am in my 60s, retired and determined to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. I feel grateful and healthy!

    • Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on March 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm

      @826cool 😁😁👍🏾

    • Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on March 12, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      @Flying Circus Good morning and thank you for inspiration 👍🏾👍🏾

    • Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on March 12, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      @Jrow Love I love it! Stay healthy 💙👍🏾

    • Deion Harris on March 12, 2023 at 8:39 pm

      go head robin

    • I. on March 13, 2023 at 11:59 am

      90-100K a week at 56 years old. 🤷‍♂️

  5. spawnofnaamah on March 10, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Decades ago got my dad to get off his behind and start walking regularly. He’s well into his 70’s now and still walking 3-5 miles nearly every day and doing very well. From what I’ve seen so far in my life you can definitely tell the difference in people in different age-groups between those who remain active and those who sit on the sofa all day watching television.

    • Leonardokite on March 11, 2023 at 12:21 am

      Thanks for that. I need to get back to that again. I’ve been there and remember how good it was. I don’t want to be that lifeless person anymore. I printed your comment and have it pinned up.

    • Mr. Bob Dobalina • 93 years on March 11, 2023 at 11:02 am

      @Leonardokite Nice one. Life is too short for suffering. Live with passion

    • Flying Circus on March 11, 2023 at 11:20 am

      Dr Unwiin, a GP from Southport , England, has helped to reverse T2D in over a 100 of his T2D patients. That is 20% of his total T2D patients. He tells the story of a patient of his who was over 80, had T2D and could barely walk. After using the low carb approached was late for an appointment. His reason for being late was that he had been at the gym lifting weights.

    • Travis N on March 12, 2023 at 10:32 pm

      Walking is the original movement. It cannot be improved upon.

  6. Lynn Saunders on March 10, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    This be the best video of yours that I have ever listened to. I’ve subscribed for many years, but this one really hit home. I am five weeks out from major brain surgery and it has been so debilitating in terms of exercise. I’ve been trying to get more steps in every day, but this video really brings home how important the different aspects of walking are. I am amazed at how quickly the muscle deteriorates when you are not exercising on a regular basis. For someone that used to get 10 to 15,000 steps a day I’ve been struggling to get 4 to 5000. This video was so helpful and encouraging. I am going to play it every morning in hopes of making myself exercise and get back to full strength quicker. Thank you so much Dr. of Stemberg for making this video.

    • Edwin: How do I find this product? Phinney Jr on March 10, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      I found this one to be very practically valuable overall. Not sure whether it’s the best, but certainly one of the best for myself, also.

    • Amber Allison on March 11, 2023 at 3:13 am

      Good luck with your healing, last year I had major brain surgery to save my life and I remember how painful this year has been. I went from a CNA working 90/105 hrs a week doing 20+ thousand steps a day to losing the entire left side of my body, becoming dependent on just about everything. Proud to say I’m finally walking with a walker starting from 1,500 steps a day slowly working my way up. You’ve got this I believe in you

  7. Winter S. on March 10, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Okay, now this is scary. I literally just started this morning the daily walks I have been resisting for a year. Then I get home and see this video with loads of extra info to make my new routine worthwhile. Thanks, Dr. Ekberg!

    • Santa on March 10, 2023 at 4:27 pm

      Your phone picks up a ton of information. Enough that I thought these must be psychic. Good for you starting something healthy you’ve been resisting.

    • CuriousCat on March 11, 2023 at 12:51 pm

      @Santa “your phone” ? Did you hear the part about how unhealthy it is to be looking down at your phone while walking?

  8. Ann Torres on March 10, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Dr. Ekberg I started following you in January of this year with my husband. Everything you have been educating your viewers on has been spot on. We are losing weight, losing the brain fog, and are having more energy. We look forward to each new video and are very thankful for this one. We don’t want to know just what to do, we want to know why. You explain the body processes so perfectly. I actually felt my brain atrophying along with my body and knowing I can change this is very empowering. I’m 59 y/o and my body and brain are transforming before my eyes. Words seem inadequate but thank you for showing us how to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.

  9. Armand Zottola on March 10, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Sir: I am 82.5 and T2 diabetic since I was about 45. I walked 3-5 miles 3-4x per week up to age 75. For the last 25 years I added workouts in a gym. My A1C is around 7.0. It took me years to study nutrition and make changes. Now, with a wife living in a bed for about ten years, too tired to continue the routines. I am responsible for her needs 24-7. Active but not true cardio active. Short bouts of depression occur and physical activity helps muchly. This video is much appreciated

    • mary nguyen on March 10, 2023 at 11:01 pm

      You keep going and spend time to take good care of yourself. Your wife needs you, and you need a strong healthy body to help your wife. Don’t forget that

  10. C Rex on March 10, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    I have always been a very nervous and shy person, when I walk I stare at the ground, even without a phone. But recently I have made the effort to look up and around at my surroundings when walking and I have to say, I feel more alive and confident since starting to do that. I don’t know if it has to do with what is discussed in this video but I thought that I would mention it

    • Maily Wong on March 11, 2023 at 3:45 pm

      Keep up the good work , I am so proud of you

    • time2heal on March 13, 2023 at 5:23 am

      It’s good to know that the people that walk right by me during my walks without making some friendly eye contact are just shy and not unfriendly or rude.

  11. Dennis Considine on March 10, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    On average, I walk 6 miles per day, early in the morning, around 13,200 steps. I’ve been doing this for around 15 years (I’m 73). Go regularly to the gym, use both machine weights and free weights. Started doing a daily challenge of 100 push-ups. However, I have a tendency of “looking down” looking for the numerous cracks in the sidewalks that have tripped me more than once.

    • CuriousCat on March 11, 2023 at 12:54 pm

      Haha I catch myself doing that too! So I’m practicing keeping my shoulders back and looking at the ground about 10 feet ahead of me – solves both problems 🙂

  12. Karen Roberts on March 10, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    I am 66 and I dance in my living room every morning for at least an hour. I love it, it’s like walking with rhythm but includes bending,twisting,kicking & routines picked up from various classes over the years from line dancing, salsa to zumba. I really believe this keeps me flexible & in good health & the routines help my brain (singing along …vagus nerve?) My day just isn’t the same if I don’t do it. My husband and I then have a walk outdoors each day. My fit watch target is set for 10,000 steps, but I generally do over 20,000 +. Beautiful sunny, snowy day in U.K today and at 6.30pm I’m on 37,000 steps it was so thoroughly enjoyable. Great video Dr. Sten

    • CuriousCat on March 11, 2023 at 12:55 pm

      Dancing is the BEST !

    • Rebella on March 12, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      Oh my Lordie. I thk I hate you, lol. 😂

    • Karen Roberts on March 12, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      @Rebella …I’m lucky being a pensioner and having time but I was once very unwell and 100lb heavier so finding something that I love so much and that does me so much good is great…also free! Lol

    • Travis N on March 12, 2023 at 11:50 pm

      That’s like 15 miles of walking which would take about 4 hours at a brisk pace. Do you sleep? Lol

    • Karen Roberts on March 13, 2023 at 5:19 pm

      @Travis N…ha ha I do get up early lol. Saves lots of time dancing in your p.js…no getting ready & getting to the gym and walking just need shoes (& in England a hat n coat) this isn’t every day but for once the weather was lovely & hubby’s day off. My main point is that if you do something you really enjoy those steps really mount up.

  13. TrIsH ReDdInG on March 10, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve been walking daily around my neighborhood for years. It’s enjoyable to get out and get fresh air. Unfortunately, my diet wasn’t great, so I gained weight over the last few years. Thanks to YouTube docs like Dr. Eckberg, I’m back on track with fasting, clean foods, and supplements. Lost over 30 pounds and only 5 more to go to get my BMI under 22. I’m eternally grateful!

  14. HN music 🎵🚴 enthusiast on March 11, 2023 at 1:03 am

    I switched from running to walking few months ago, 8,000 steps to a location, coffee break and another 8,000 back. It’s a great addition to my routine of cycling, table tennis, high bar hanging with half pull-ups.

  15. The Byronicmann on March 11, 2023 at 8:35 am

    As a qualified PT I’ve always said walking is the most underrated exercise there is.
    Anyone wants to lose weight without even changing their calorie intake.
    Get up. Drink a glass of water. Open the door and walk ‘with intention’ for 20 minutes… turn around and walk back. Do that for 7 days and when you weigh yourself you’ll be amazed!
    As I said don’t speed walk… just walk with intension by picking up your pace a bit. You should be able to hold a conversation.

  16. CuriousCat on March 11, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Brilliant as usual – thank you! I’m concerned about the number of Keto and Carnivore weight loss experts who keep saying “you don’t have to exercise to lose weight” without qualifying what that means. Your detailed discussion about how exercise is so important for overall health is fascinating and very helpful 🙂

  17. David Sullivan on March 12, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    This might be one of your best videos. Really ties many of the concepts you’ve talked about in other videos all together. I found your channel during the COVID lockdown, and I have successfully incorporated many of your concepts into my every day life. (diet, OMAD, walking, etc.) I’m so much healthier as a result. Thank you for all you’ve done for me!

  18. Sarita Gualtier on March 12, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    For about two years now, i have gone from not walking at all and being basically sedentary to waking up at the crack of dawn and walking/running 5 miles a day. Some days more others leas but at least 10,000 steps each day. Ive added strength training/resistance training and wow i feel so good, everyday! I am 37 and hoping to stay consistent for many, many years to come. I have to thank my mother in law who is 66 and who consistently stays active by walking, swimming and moving throughout the day. Shes my inspiration! ❤. Stay consistent, everyone! That is key 🔑 😊

  19. mona mayeux on March 12, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I am 76 year old female, my husband and I walk together everyday, it is the best part of the day for me, we usually do from 2 to 3 miles. I wear a Fitbit which tracks my steps, I find it helps to motivate me to be active. I feel great all the time, sleep like a baby!

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