7,500 Steps A Day, Deserves The Right Shoes

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. 

– Henry David Thoreau

Are 7,500 steps too high or too low? The answer to that is why I decided to write you this piece. I will start by saying that it’s the expected number of steps for a moderately active individual. Again, it’s the lowest number of steps with the highest level of health benefits, making it the ideal goal. Any step above that including a 10,000- step standard has roughly the same outcome, at least in terms of impact on mortality.

If you are considering living a healthier lifestyle or to lose weight, a good way to start is to have a more active action plan towards 10,000 steps or more. If you are way behind, don’t worry you can catch up by adding extra 1000 each day. If your daily steps fall short of the expected, common in some countries with an average between 3000 to 4000 steps a day, consider getting a pedometer, walk more and start tracking your steps.

You deserve the right shoe

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.  

– Lee Haney

Except you have a medical condition such as heart problems or joint and foot abnormalities such as pes Planus or pes Cavus foot postures. Everyone should strive towards 150 minutes of brisk walking per week. Now it’s left for you to decide if you will go by 30 minutes walk for five times a week or multiples of 10 minutes at different times in a day.

Occupational health begins with providing employees with the right protective equipment that includes footwear. This will reduce the risk of injuries, cut hours lost to sick leave, improve their  productivity, and heighten morale. Victoria Beckham said, “I can’t concentrate in flats”. Occupational shoes make workers custom smart

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. 

– Friedrich Nietzsche

In terms of public health, certain health conditions may require special recommendations on what to wear on foot. For instance, individuals with diabetes and neurological deficits require diabetic’s footwears. That is because they are at risk of developing foot ulcers. Those with foot abnormalities can as well benefit from specialized footwears that reduce injury risks and fatigue. Other reasons to acquire special footwear may include cosmetic purposes, fashion, football, gym shoes, tennis shoes, basketball shoes and correction of a malformed foot.

I’m not afraid of heights, have you seen my shoes?

 – Carrie Bradshaw

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