Aim to hit 10,000 steps per day.
Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of non gym activity you do is probably way more important to your fat loss and health goals than how many hours you spend in one.
Aiming to hit 10,000 steps a day is an easy and low stress way of ensuring your levels of non exercise activity thermogenesis or “NEAT” stay high. NEAT is basically all the activity you do every day that isn’t formal exercise and it adds up, big time!
Walking, pottering, cleaning, DIY, running around after the kids, shopping all counts towards your energy expenditure and research shows that your NEAT levels can also drop when dieting for fat loss.
So an easy way to do this?
Buy a pedometer and track you daily steps, aiming for 10,000 steps per day on average.
It could be a cheap pedometer like a Mi Band or something more fancy like a Fitbit (both linked below).
Walking is in fact excellent for health as well as fat loss, it burns a surprising amount of calories compared to other activities too, probably more than you think and especially if you make it a “brisk” walk:
The key with this, like anything health or fitness related, is to hit that step count consistently.
Mi Band: http://buff.ly/2iFNBPx