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Can You Really Lose Weight Just By Walking?

It you own a fitness tracker, you know that trackers recommend you get at least 10,000 steps per day. But if you tacked on a zero to that figure, what would happen?

In a new video published to YouTube, fitness enthusiast Steven takes 100,000 steps in 24 hours. It sounds easy enough, but it is a difficult challenge even for a fit person to do.

“Ever since I started using my FitBit, I always thought how hard it would be to do 100,000 steps in one single day., Steven says. “For the past two years, I have attempted to get 15,000 steps per every day. Many days I would beat this mark, getting up to even 40,000.”

But now he was going to try to double this number. Steven started his challenge at 12am, weighing around 197.4 pounds before even taking his first step.

“I found I could walk around 6,000 steps per hour, which is nearly three miles per hour., Steven said.

By 8:40 a.m. he had walked a full marathon. And he was feeling pretty exhausted.

“At this point I was tired. My feet were aching, my lower back hurt, my shoulders and neck were tight, but I wanted to get as much done during the coolest part of the day as I possibly could., Steven said.

Near lunch time, Steven hit 65,000 steps, taking a break to rest after hours of walking. But it was not long until he went back to streets to finish up his challenge.

“This was easily the hardest challenge I have done when it comes to exhaustion., Steven said. “I find myself taking much more breaks now, but I still kept going to complete this challenge.”

And he did complete the challenge—with time left over. At 9:25 p.m., Steven got home, officially stopping the challenge. In the end, he took 105,453 steps in one day, which happened to be about 53.5 miles. Yes, that’s two marathons.

Steven burned a total of 5,370 calories, losing 5.4 pounds during his “leisurely” walk.

Author: Scott Dowdy

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