Check your steps - week 4 - Food for the Brain

Check your steps - week 4

You are approaching the end of the fourth week of your ACTIVE BODY program. How have you progressed? Your goals are:

To do resistance exercise that builds and preserves muscle and makes you look toned three times a week for 8 minutes.

To do ‘cardio’ or aerobic exercise that gets your heart rate up for 30 minutes three times a week, or 1.5 hours a week

Or achieve the same by increasing your daily steps by 10-20% – we’re aiming for 14% or 2% increase a day. Over four weeks you’d be looking to have increased your steps by at least 50%, e.g going from 4,000 steps to 6,000 steps.


If you’ve got up to 8,000 steps a day as an average your brain will really be singing.

Remember to track your steps and activity!

There are lots of ways to track your daily steps and progress in increasing them.

You can also buy an inexpensive, wearable fitness device (these will monitor much more than your steps) or you can download free, very accurate apps on your android or iphone. Some other, well-tested and reviewed (and free!) apps include GoggleFit, MyFitnessPal,  ActivityTracker and Fitbit have a free app without having to buy a Fitbit. Happy tracking!

Now you’ll see your improvement over the 4 weeks. If you’ve hit your target give yourself a non-food reward. Maybe a massage?