As most of us embark on a month of exercise as an aid to weight loss I thought I would point out the following: Figures quoted are average and each person is different depending on many factors; such as starting weight, height, age, sex, metabolic rate, heart rate, stride length, pace etc
Walking: 1 calorie is burnt for every 25 steps.
There are approx 3,500 calories in a lb of fat.
To lose 1 lb would require walking 87,500 steps.
This equates to walking a distance of 50km or 30 miles.
It's not all that bad! If you set a target of 10,000 per day and a longer walk once a week, you will lose that 1lb and you will be and feel fitter, healthier and stronger.
Remember, have at least 1 day of rest.
Good luck all and I'll see you around a park somewhere.