Paper Boys

Episode 51

Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?

And where did this number even come from?

Nearly everyone has heard the advice “walk 10,000 steps per day to be healthy!” As fitness trackers like FitBit have grown in popularity, many people use the 10,000-step benchmark as their goal for daily fitness. But where did this goal come from? And are there actually measurable health benefits if you walk 10,000 steps per day or more? Join us this week as Charlie dives into new research that seeks to quantify the benefits of your daily step tally.

Check out the journal article from JAMA, available here and the article in the Washington Post here.

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