Yes, for example it makes you slimmer
A 10,000 steps·d−1 exercise prescription resulted in weight loss over 36 weeks in previously sedentary, overweight/obese adults. Adherence to the step goal had a marked effect on the outcome.
Lowers your blood pressure
Our results indicate that walking 10,000 steps/days or more, irrespective of exercise intensity or duration, is effective in lowering blood pressure, increasing exercise capacity, and reducing sympathetic nerve activity in hypertensive patients.
All in all, walking is an effective activity which qualifies your overall activity level
Based on currently
available evidence, we propose the following preliminary indices be used to
pedometer-determined physical activity in healthy adults: (i) <5000 steps/
may be used as a ‘sedentary lifestyle index’; (ii) 5000–7499 steps/day is
of daily activity excluding sports/exercise and might be considered ‘low
(iii) 7500–9999 likely includes some volitional activities (and/or elevated
activity demands) and might be considered ‘somewhat active’; and
000 steps/day indicates the point that should be used to classify individuals
as ‘active’. Individuals who take >12
500 steps/day are likely to be classified
as ‘highly active’.
Of course, an activity level of less than 10,000 steps can be offset by other exercise
When there is a deficit in daily steps, both sports and home activities can be used to supplement the daily steps to reach the daily step goal.
But, pay attention, only a subset of the podometers in commerce have a good performance:
Due to the variation that exists among models
in regard to the internal mechanism and sensitivity, not all pedometers count steps accurately. Thus, it is important for researchers who
use pedometers to assess physical activity to be aware of their accuracy and reliability.