No amount of walking can prevent weight gain by itself

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Walking 10,000 steps a day is not a ‘magical formula’ for staying thin, This is according to a research done by US researchers.

However the NHS recommends the daily step count, which has been hailed as the perfect amount for shedding pounds but US researchers found that no amount of walking is enough to prevent weight gain by itself.

According to experts, walking is termed as an efficient way to burn energy, the amount of calories a person eats each day ultimately decides if the scales go up or down. Walking 10,000 steps only burns around 500 calories an equivalent of a large McDonald’s fries.

But experts still recommend striving for a high daily step count because it keeps people active and has mental health benefits.

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