For decades, health professional have recommended walking 10,000 steps every day. Photo: Alamy

10,000 steps: why the daily health goal is a good idea, even if science doesn’t back it up

  • The idea of taking 10,000 steps a day being a worthy health goal owes its origin to a 1965 Japanese marketing campaign for a pedometer
  • Despite this, experts say it is a ‘reasonable target for adults’ as long as your motivation is not affected
Topic |   Health and wellness

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For decades, health professional have recommended walking 10,000 steps every day. Photo: Alamy
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