You Should Know

September 2001 Issue

Make Your Steps Count….By Counting Them a Stride at a Time

How many steps do you think you take in a day? Research shows moderately active people average about 5,000 to 7,000. Couch potatoes rack up only 2,000 to 4,000 (2,000 steps is about a mile). Both fall short of the 10,000 steps a day recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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