10,000 Steps a Day: where did this come from?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Great article on Huffington Post Healthy Living about the recommendation that we've all heard many, many times. Check it out...very interesting!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks for the link! emoticon
    953 days ago
  • 1MNEME
    Interesting article. I am glad you posted this. emoticon I certainly could benefit by moving more and sitting less.
    1336 days ago
    interesting from time to time i get 10,000 usually around 7,500
    1339 days ago
    To get 10,000 steps I need to walk at least 45 deliberate minutes a day & go about my usual work at home & work. It's a great goal for me. Achievable but requires some extra work. Which of course is the whole idea. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    1347 days ago
    I used to say that I could never walk that much... but guess what??? I do it daily now. I started out averaging about 3500 steps a day. It is an achievable goal! I now join 5k's every chance I can. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be averaging 5 miles a day! If I can do it anyone can. My highest step count is 30000! My goal now is to one day beat that! Never say never!
    1384 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I make it a habit to beat 10000 steps a day. In my current job, I have to walk the plant for over 8 hours a day, some days I have hit 20000! Great exercise and it is keeping my decrepit knees going I think!

    1384 days ago
    I try to get as much movement as I can but of course I am mostly arm propelled it was an interesting article though. I crawl around the backyard working on the garden and I wheel my wheel chair when we are out shopping or somewhere
    1400 days ago
    Thanks Jeannie for this article. I don't know if I ever will walk 10,000 steps but as long as I am walking I know I am on the right track. My motto is do it or lose the ability to do it. Keep moving!
    1403 days ago
  • CJMOK1121
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Great article Jeannie, Thanks. I use to have a pedometer not sure what happened to it. but I've counted my steps when I walk around the house inside and out and walk that a few times a day and then as much walking as I can around wal-mart. So I get a pretty good amount most of the time.

    Thanks Again: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1403 days ago
    Great article, Jeannie. Kind of like Dorey in 'Finding Nemo.' Just keep moving. Just keep moving. (Of course, she said 'swimming.')

    1403 days ago
    I bought a Jawbone (like a fitbit) last year and 10,000 steps are really hard to achieve. I average about 7,000 steps a day. I strive for 10,000 but have to really do some stepping to achieve that.

    1403 days ago
    Good to know where those 10,000 steps come from! And it all made sense to me! I think I've only made 10,000 steps a couple times since being on SP. Trying to find the time and work up to it. Going to set more reasonable goals first. Thanks for sharing this Jeannie!
    1403 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, Jeannie....I used to 'aspire' to the 10k steps...and maybe someday I'll get's just not a big 'factor' anymore.

    I love getting the 'scoop' on all this information about health/diets, etc. Perspective is a wonderful thing!
    1403 days ago
  • DBEAU57
    I have my goal set at 8000, and I get so excited when I make it!
    1403 days ago
    The last sentence say it all.
    "Just move more than before," she said. "Keep moving more than before."

    Whatever it takes to improve a person's health. emoticon
    1403 days ago
    It's sort of like the 8 cups of water...a misunderstanding that ran wild.

    Thanks for the article.
    1403 days ago
    I adjusted my # of steps down to a goal where I can reach it occasionally. :-)
    1403 days ago
    Very interesting! I wonder how many of us actually get those 10,000 steps in? I don't think I do, on an average day. I usually walk some every night just for exercise, about 30 minutes steadily, wonder how many steps that is? I don't have a pedometer or fit bit. emoticon
    1403 days ago
    Thanks for the link. Interesting article.
    1403 days ago
    That is a very interesting article. Thanks for posting it.
    1403 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    Thanks for sharing Jeannie... I feel better just knowing that!! Although I'm never going to be able to walk 10,000 steps a day, I have increased my steps and am moving a lot more than I use to AND will continue to work on walking, uninterrupted, for 10+ minutes a day (sometimes I even reach 22 minutes without stopping) emoticon emoticon
    1403 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.