Infographic: how many steps are you getting each day?

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Do you know how many steps you are taking each day? Unless you regularly wear a pedometer, Fitbit, or any device that tracks your steps, you probably don’t know how many you are taking each day.

Most of us have heard that we should aim for 10,000 steps a day. The origin of that number isn’t scientific. It dates back to the 1960s when the Olympics were held in Tokyo and a company was selling pedometers marketed them under the name “manpo-kei” or “10,000 steps meter.” Studies conducted since then suggest that people who increased their walking to 10,000 steps per day experienced health benefits, including lower blood pressure and improved glucose levels.

Striving for more steps can boost your mood, maintain your health, and help you stay fit. The infographic below gives an average number of steps you log when you walk or do other every day activities.


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