Walk at Least 5,000 Steps

“I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you. For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”

Psalms‬ ‭56:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

10 Reasons Why You Should Walk at Least 5k Steps per Day

  1. It can help you maintain a healthy weight by burning calories and increasing metabolism.
  2. Walking regularly can improve cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  3. Walking strengthens muscles and improves bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
  4. Walking can reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to many chronic diseases.
  5. Walking is a low-impact exercise, making it easier on the joints than high-impact activities like running.
  6. Walking can improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.
  7. Walking outside exposes you to fresh air and natural light, improving mood and reducing stress levels.
  8. Walking can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
  9. Walking is a simple, accessible form of exercise that requires no special equipment or gym membership.
  10. Walking with a friend or in a group can provide social support and make exercise more enjoyable.

Use your walking time to practice and reinforce graceful movements and good posture. Keep your eyes focused and straight ahead and don’t look down. Feel every muscle at each moment as you walk. Walk tall and find your best posture.

Use the 'Health' app pre-installed on your iPhone to track steps

Over 10k steps per day is ideal.

It’s hard to have a good life when you’re walking less than 3,000 steps per day. Find a way to put in the steps — go to the mall, go for a hike, mow the lawn. Whatever it takes. Just hit that 5k!