After a hard workout sometimes all we want to do is retire to the sofa to watch some TV, but it is important to keep moving throughout the day and reduce our sedentary periods, especially if you have a desk job. Increasing your step count can be a great way to improve health, no matter the increase. If you currently average 2000 steps per day, just aiming for 4000 will double your daily step count which will have a positive impact on your overall health! And even standing more and avoiding sitting or being stationary for long periods of time without moving at intervals all have a compounding effect over time!
Aiming for anywhere between 7 to 10 thousand steps per day (though can also be considered as average over the week, for example, less mid-week and more at weekend) can make a big impact on our health and ties in with the recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Having a high step count also helps burn energy. A brisk walk can be a great alternative to running or HIIT as it is a low, steady-state form of cardio.