I don’t understand the 10,000 step goal. I got a Fitbit to aid me in quitting smoking (along with vaping it has worked since April), the default goal was 10,000 steps a day. I am moderately active and didn’t have a clue why getting 10,000 steps a day would be a benefit. Some cursory research confirmed my hunch that it is a feel good –but useless–goal. I switched the Fitbit to aid me in getting 45 active minutes per day…which is actually a beneficial goal. I don’t hit that target everyday, but I usually do.

via Watch your step: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science | Life and style | The Guardian

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