Scientists Finally Did a Study to See If Taking 10,000 Steps a Day Actually Matters

Whether it was from a blog post or the instruction manual of your new wearable health device, you've probably heard along the way that taking 10,000 steps a day is good for you

If you're an entrepreneur keen to maximize your health, energy, and productivity, you probably took that advice

That getting more exercise is good. Six thousand steps beats 5,000 and 5,000 beats 4,000 for health outcomes

But they didn't find anything particularly special about 10,000 steps (except going much beyond it brought no additional health benefits at all)

Instead 7,000 steps seemed to be an important inflection point. Taking that many steps reduced participants' chances of premature death by 50 to 70 percent

If your fitness device says you managed less steps than that one day, don't feel obligated

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