Do We Really Need To Take 10,000 Steps a Day?
Movement challenges are all the rage these days, but do we really need to take 10,000 steps daily? The goal of hitting the 10,000 step count mark has inspired many people to wear fitness trackers and set step goals. And while walking 5 miles a day (approximately 10,000 steps) is beneficial, can we still do okay with less? Is 10,000 steps the magic number, or is it just another fitness trend? Where Did the Claim About 10,000 Steps a Day Come From? There are different accounts of how the 10,000-step standard came about. However, researchers hypothesize the origins as far [...]