Many weight loss programs are based on the “No Pain, No Gain” theory that requires a maximum physical effort for a long as possible. The aim is to expend or use as many K calories as possible. While some of these programs experience some success they can also produce side effects that often outweigh the weight loss.
During periods of progressive overload it is recommended that no less than an additional 250 steps per day be recommended at any one time in order for you to build up to the 10,000 steps per day. The steps per day can also be taken in 10 minutes bouts to meet the desired goals.
If you can’t start at 10,000 steps begin at a level that you can maintain and slowly overload until you feel confident of going to the next level eventually reaching 10,000 steps.