10,000 Steps Hack – Easy Method To Reach It Daily

You might have heard of walking 10,000 steps a day to lose weight. It is a great exercise that will allow anyone to easily burn roughly between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per week. It’s a very low impact exercise that would NOT significantly boost your metabolism.

Wait what, don’t people want a higher metabolism? You heard right! A higher metabolism achieved from more intensive workouts would mean more calories burned which is great. But as a reminder, it would also stimulate you to be more hungry and eat more.

Our schedules can change with time and to keep up with such intensive workouts can be difficult for the average person. The worse thing that can happen is when the amount of physical activities decrease while the amount of food eaten remains the same. This would lead to weight gain plus more, unfortunately. But maybe more intensive workouts have worked well for you so please continue to do that!

So, back to topic of walking 10,000 steps a day. You will be burning calories without increasing your metabolism too much. You will also be more active throughout the day. To lose one pound, one would need to burn about 3,500 calories per week. Sound pretty simple right?

Issue That Might Come Up

Unless you go on 5-mile hikes, work for Amazon or the post office, finding time can be difficult. What if someone is just stuck in the office in front of a computer all day? Sure, one can get up and walk a bit. At best, they might be able to fit maybe 1,000 steps or so in before having to return to work. Upon returning home, you might even have to take care of and spend time with children, work on projects, or even cook.

Does this sound like your schedule? So is it even possible to fit in time for walking 10,000 steps? There is a method and it is a simple alternative one!

Hack for Getting in 10,000 Steps a Day

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If you find yourself lacking the time to walk 10,000 steps a day, you can purchase something like the Balance Ball Chair. It is basically a chair that will hold a yoga ball in place. All you have to do is bounce on the yoga ball whenever you can remember while you are at work or at home. Each bounce will be similar to the steps you get when walking.

Be sure to wear a pedometer or carry your cell phone with you while you bounce! It will keep track of your “steps” or bounces. You can also use the yoga ball by itself for workouts.

If you work at home or are doing something passive like watching a movie, incorporate the yoga ball bouncing method. You will be able to kill 2 birds with one stone by being productive while getting your exercise in.

If you go to a physical location for work, well…hopefully your boss will be okay with you bringing this tool in. Maybe you can even advocate for Balance Ball Chairs to be utilized instead of regular chairs at your workplace! Then everyone would be healthy and in good shape! Happy coworkers equate to happy work environment!

My Experience With This Method

During the beginning of the pandemic, I was a little fearful in going outside to even walk. We had no idea how the virus would affect us and all that. The virus practically spread like wildfire. As a result, most of us were asked to practice self quarantine at home. How in the world would I get my daily exercise in?

What I did was bounce on the yoga ball whenever I can remember. I kept my phone with me while I surfed or even while watching a movie. Without realizing, my phone would easily register 10,000 steps a day. On some days, probably close to even 25,000 steps! So far I lost about 12 pounds in the past year or so and still counting! There are weeks that I would gain some weight because I do a little weight training here and there. Sometimes there are special food occasions that happen and that’s okay too!

Recommendation

On top of walking or bouncing 10,000 steps a day, if you really want to lose weight faster, you can incorporate intermittent fasting to your routine. You will see significant changes in the amount of weight loss.

Some might say that bouncing on the yoga ball is easier than walking and one might burn fewer calories. That can be true to some degree. Considering how long you might be on the ball while working or doing whatever activity (i.e. movie), it will add up quite significantly.

There are also ways to make bouncing on the yoga ball more challenging though. You can incorporate jumping jack motions, higher jumps, or bring your knees up higher for each bounce. Your heart rate will be racing guaranteed.

Summary

Walking 10,000 steps a day to lose weight is a great exercise. Unfortunately, fitting in time to do that can be tough. But what better way than to bounce on the Balance Ball Chair as an alternative while going about your daily routine? You can get your daily steps that way. You might even be able burn more calories than you would with regular walking! Hope this is a great alternative for you!

Are you looking for variety in your workouts at home? You can try this equipment as well.

Did you enjoy this article? How much weight have you been able to successfully lose through walking or bouncing 10,000 steps a day? Please share and leave a comment below!

18 thoughts on “10,000 Steps Hack – Easy Method To Reach It Daily”

  1. Hey great article, pretty useful for those that are stuck indoors or in places where moving around is limited.

    I somehow never knew a device like this existed and that you can actually get the same benefits and results as walking the same amount of steps. It sounds great. When you have bad weathers this can be useful or like you mentioned, if you are watching a movie which I love.

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    • Hello sariyah! This method of getting 10,000 “steps” in is definitely a great alternative for those stuck indoors. You can achieve the same effect with a regular yoga ball too but it can be a bit harder to balance for some people.

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  2. Doing the 10,000 steps seemed to go out of fashion for a few years but recently has had a revival. I noticed because one of my daughters has got back into fitness and so far is averaging 20,000 steps a day.

    I thought about it but spend too much time on the computer. Instead, I have a mini cycle under my desk and pedal away at that instead.  I think the Pandemic has made many more people aware of how important it is to get fit and stay that way.

    Walking of course is enjoyable and an excellent form of exercise. Walking in nature is better still as more and more doctors and scientists are touting the benefits of regular walks in natural surroundings.

    Good post and very enjoyable, Thank you.

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    • Hello there, Linda! That’s really creative of you to incorporate cycling under your desk. It’s a great way to be extra productive and get a workout simultaneously. I enjoy hikes and walking in nature a lot myself but my area tends to rain often. The yoga ball method would be my go to method on those rainy days.

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  3. I must say, the points you’ve made here are eye-opening for sure! Yes, people do want to burn calories. But in result, you achieve a higher metabolism, which in result increases your hunger and can cause you to eat more?

    Is that right?

    My goodness, I never even thought of it that way!

    Also, I have a balance ball and would do this for fun. Thanks to your post, I now know I was being productive and replacing those steps with an alternative that was effective as well.

    Thank you for this information!

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    • Hey there, Rod! I was indeed a victim of the high metabolism backfire, unfortunately. Multiple times too! It also seems to be more difficult losing weight for me when I go through that high metabolism backfire. By the backfire, I mean like suddenly stopping exercising for some time while continuing to eat the same amount each day. That will definitely lead to weight gain!

      You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to get “steps” in with this method since you don’t have to concentrate as much.

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  4. I had heard about this 10,000 steps a day to lose weight hack. It’s a cool way to keep doing progress daily. Thank you for detailing how we should work at it. I am motivated and would like to get started with my first walk tomorrow. A little each day makes us achieve great things. Thank you for the encouragement.

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    • Hello there, Ann! That’s awesome that you made a decision to do the 10,000 step a day! What can really help motivate you further in the process is by downloading apps on your phone that provide an incentive. Personally I have Sweatcoin and Achievement running in the background which helps keep track of my steps. You gain a certain amount of points that you can exchange for currency or products. In addition, I also have Pokemon Go where if I reach a certain amount of steps, I gain certain game rewards as well. Probably not as popular as it used to be when it first came out but the rewards still feel nice to get. I am sure there are other apps as well.

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  5. I really like the idea of using the balance ball chair to get your steps in. I didn’t realise you could do that and that the pedometer would log a bounce on the ball as a step. One thing I really like about walking to lose weight is that it doesn’t seem to prevent me gaining strength in the gym like HIIT seems to. I notice when I do HIIT that I lose weight, but I think a fair bit of it is muscle. I don’t get that problem with walking.

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    • Hello David! I am glad to hear you liked the idea of bouncing on a yoga ball as an alternative to getting in the 10,000 steps a day. I do notice that walking doesn’t significantly deplete your energy so anyone can still fit in some more intensive workouts like HIIT.

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  6. Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for the informative and insightful article. Burning calories without increasing our metabolism makes a lot of sense to me. I have seen some of my friends going to the gym and after finishing their workouts for losing weight they go straight to the hotel and eat a lot (stomach full). I have asked them what is the use of going to the gym and they have replied they are so hungry.

    I work from home and as you said I am in front of my computer for 12+ hours. You not only discussed the problem but you have provided the solution for it.

    A balance ball chair sounds like a great idea and a solution. It’s on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Hello Paul! I am happy you agree with me about the benefits of burning calories without the significant increase in metabolism. Hope you are able to see some results with the balance ball chair as well.

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  7. This is a great solution to the problem of finding time to do the walking and get your 10,000 steps a day. I love this idea as I can do it inside when it’s cold and windy and I spend a lot of time on the computer, so it would be terrific to know that I am getting my exercise while I work. Life can be so busy and this will be a fun way to get fit, thanks for the tip.

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    • Hello there, Lily! My area tends to be rainy these days so I often find myself using this strategy often to get my steps in. It is actually a fun way to get fit.

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  8. Hi Mike! Great article. I never realized that walking can eventually enable you to burn calories and therefore lead to weight loss. Even though it’s 10000 steps I still think that it the easiest weight loss exercise. Losing weight is one of the best lifestyle practices that comes with many health benefits. And I think this exercise is worth a try because it is not too intensive, I might enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this amazing article with us MIke. I really found it educative.

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    • Hello there! I am glad you found this article educative. It is a pretty easy exercise to do daily, but the catch to that is that it is time consuming. Hope you get to see some great results with it.

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  9. I had found out about these 10,000 stages every day to get in shape hack. It’s a cool method to continue to do advance day by day. Much thanks to you for enumerating how we should function at it. I’m inspired and might want to begin with my first walk tomorrow. A little every day causes us to accomplish extraordinary things. Much thanks to you for the support.

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    • Hello there, Herman! I am happy that you were inspired to start the 10,000 steps a day challenge after reading my article. You are right that a little each day will help us accomplish extraordinary things.

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