Walking 10,000 steps a day not enough to prevent weight gain, says study
No amount of walking can prevent weight gain by itself, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity. The study suggests that the widely practiced standard of pacing 10,000 steps a day to lose weight may not be solely effective.Researchers assessed 120 college freshmen over their first six months of college who participated in a step-counting experiment. Researchers evaluated if exceeding the recommended count of 10,000 steps a day would minimize weight and fat gain. According to the study, the students gained weight even if they walked more than even 15,000 steps. “Exercise alone is not always the most effective way to lose weight,” said study lead author Bruce Bailey, professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University… (The Indian Express - PTI, February 17, 2020)...
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