10,000 steps a day


Bergen Quello

While sneakers might be one of the popular shoes for moving, any shoe will get the job done.

Bergen Quello, Staff Writer

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon,” is a quote from Newton my mom always tells me. While Newton is talking about objects, my mother is talking about people. It is very apparent to those around me if I have moved at all that day. Moving can mean a walk, biking, lifting, running, yoga or anything that makes your heart rate rise and gets your blood pumping.

If I lay on the couch all day, or in my bed, there is a hard chance for me to be productive and get anything done on my list. Yet, if I start the day with even a 20-minute walk while listening to music or watching a show, it helps start my day to complete my many tasks and I do it with a better attitude. Using myself as a prime example, my moods change drastically after I workout. My preferences are lifting and walking and while it might take some convincing and motivation to get me to go do one of these activities, I am always grateful in the end. Have you ever met someone who is leaving the gym and they are mad they went? Half of the work is just convincing yourself to move and the rest will fall into place.

Recently, I read an article about the actress Blake Lively where Enews interviewed her trainer, Don Saladino. Saladino was asked many questions about how he keeps Lively in shape. He twisted his responses from “into shape statements” into what is healthy for each individual body. The diets, fasting and calorie deficits might help short term but the weight one person holds does not define themselves.

Saladino shares how moving every day and being consistent is the best notion for someone. The benefits might only be thought for the physical aspects, but they also positively affect the emotional side of it. He states that 10,000 steps a day should be a goal for everyone and that movement combined with good sleep and lots of water is the best one can do to keep themselves healthy.

‘”Let’s just move, let’s just do something, let’s just see how we feel. And then good things happen out of that,’’ said Saladino

Doing what makes you feel better and confident is all you need to focus on and everything else will develop clearly for one’s self. As Saladino also admitted, one of his patients got in better shape from just sleeping.

“Staying healthy” means something different to everyone and might seem like a large assignment to add to your plate but just 10,000 steps a day can change that. One step at a time and keeping your body in motion are great ways to improve your emotional and physical health. So, whether it is on a treadmill or outside, it is time to put on the sneakers and get your 10,000 steps.