Why Science Now Says You Don’t Really Have to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day 

Here’s how many steps you actually need to do.

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Aug 30, 2023
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From your gym instructor to your fave magazine or even your fitness tracker – everyone insists that 10,000 is the magic number of steps everyone needs to complete in a day if you want to be healthy and fit. And so most of us listened and worked to clock in what felt like a gazillion steps per day. Are you one of them? If you are, you know how hard this was on some days. But, wait – could they have got it wrong? Turns out, that’s not the magic number after all. So, what is?! We delve into some science-based facts to tell you how many steps you really need to do.

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How did it start?


Okay, but what’s the situation now?


People don’t keep up with their large step count


So, what’s the magic number?

How many steps do you tend to walk every day?

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