10,000 isn't a magic number

10,000 isn't a magic number

Scientists Finally Did a Study to See If 10,000 Steps a Day Actually Matters.

Research recently published in JAMA Network Open followed 2,110 middle-aged adults who had worn a step-counting fitness device for 11 years.


Getting up and moving more is a good idea. But science had no idea if there was a magic number of steps for health or what it might be. So a team out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set out to fix that, finally conducting a study to determine how many steps you should really aim for.


Turns out that it's more like 7,000 steps is the inflexion point - although more is not a bad thing. 

10,000 isn't a magic number

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