I like to walk.
I walk with my wife.
I walk with my dog.
I walk by myself.
I walk for my life.
I talk about walking quite a bit. Because it’s easy, requires no fancy equipment, and you can do it nearly anywhere.
And of course, any movement done regularly, including low-impact walking, is great for you in the long run (no pun intended).
So while I encourage you to walk early and often, and increase your steps along the way, there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to this: how many steps a day should be your goal?
The generally accepted consensus (just ask your neighbor) is 10,000 steps a day is ideal.
But I dug into this a bit. And that number is not really based in science.
The origin of this 10,000 number actually goes all the way back to the mid-60s, and the marketing team behind one of the world’s first pedometers.
A Japanese company wanted a snappy name for their new gadget. And they liked “Manpo-kei,” which translates to “10,000 steps meter.”
Even better for the marketers, the Japanese character for the number 10,000 looks a little like a pair of legs walking. Catchy. But it’s not science....
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