In March of 2020 I walked 20 thousand steps a day for 31 days. I was able to still get this done during our stay at home order and ended up doing about 8 miles of walking every day (some days in our home walking around the house or in place), and burned about 2,700-3,000 calories a day (tracked using my Fitbit). 20,000 thousand steps a day benefits included: weight loss, better sleep, toned legs, and I felt happier at a time when there was a lot to be worried about.
In the video I share more about the benefits, my experience in walking 20 thousand steps a day for a month, and how I made it a game by setting rules for myself.
20 Thousand Steps a day guide
Thinking about walking 20,000 steps a day too? Watch the video to gain some insight into how I was able to commit to the steps challenge…
00:00 Welcome! Let’s talk walking —
01:00 7 Benefits I Experienced from Walking 20k Steps
03:00 My Experience
07:20 Walking Game: Gamify the Experience
Noteworthy 20k Steps a Day Questions
Q: You did walk on time or different… like 10000 in morning other 10000 in night… then you just do on 1 time 20000 steps means 3 hrs continue walk? Its true?
I would walk about 8,000 outside in the morning and another 4-6,000 in the late afternoon with the rest of my steps done being active around my house or doing “steps” indoors to music or to a Youtube video. This was done throughout the day, which was important to me.
Q: So how much weight you lost ?
1 pound a week consistently- If I did this again I would have paid more attention to what I ate as well for better results.
Q: what about the blisters i hate em
Ouch! I didn’t have to deal with blisters – probably since my shoes were so old and worn in! I also walked a lot indoors around the house with no shoes on.
Q: 20000 steps a day is about 10-14 km. You are short person so rather 10km. It gives us 6miles a day and 600-700ccal. Conclusion: False in first minute of film.
20,000 steps a day worked out to typically 8+ miles a day for me and 2,800 calories burned for the day brisk walking + my usual calorie burn of just being a person confirms that number my friend.