10,000 steps a day—the number that has been ingrained in our fitness-psyches, prompting us to take a few extra laps around the house or up the stairs before bed just to hit the daily pedometer target. But experts are questioning whether this number is still of value to us—especially for those in the U.S. whose diets and activity levels differ vastly from 1960s Japan where the ’10,000 steps a day’ slogan was first coined. However, experts are concerned that upping the recommended number of steps could pose a roadblock. If sedentary Americans aren’t hitting the 10,000 goal as it is, upping it to 20,000 likely isn’t going to spark their motivation. As of now, experts urge that anything—even 2,500 steps—is better than nothing. What’s your take on this? Should a higher step count be decreed? Or should the 10,000 steps remain? Tell us in the comments!
How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?
January 17, 2017