While there is no exact number of steps that every individual should take throughout the day, roughly 10,000 steps per day are advised for plans such as The Step Diet, reports WebMD. This is the number of steps recommended for those seeking to lose weight.
The Step Diet is a plan that advises cutting back a quarter of one's daily portion sizes in addition to increasing one's step count to 10,000 gradually, explains WebMD. The individual uses a pedometer to count the number of steps he takes. After determining his "base" step count, the user first increases his number of steps to 2,000. He can substitute exercises for an equivalent number of steps.