Accumulating 10,000 steps per day does not necessarily guarantee meeting the guidelines of bout lengths documented to confer health benefits of physical activity.

Accumulating 10,000 steps per day does not necessarily guarantee meeting the guidelines of bout lengths documented to confer health benefits of physical activity.

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Res Q Exerc Sport. 2003 Dec ;74(4):389-94. PMID: 14768840

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Accumulating 10,000 steps: does this meet current physical activity guidelines?

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether taking 10,000 steps in a day is equivalent to meeting the current minimum physical activity guidelines of accumulating at least 30 min of moderate physical activity (IMPA). Fifty-nine women ages 20-65 years wore a pedometer and accelerometer concurrently on their right hip for 1 day. There were no differences in the age, body mass index, or the amount of time the pedometers and accelerometers were worn between the 10K+ and the

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