10,000 Steps may not be the magic number

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Several years ago the U.S. Surgeon General came out with the 10,000 steps program, encouraging every adult to walk 10,000 steps every day.  This was considered the minimum amount of daily heart healthy activity.  Now new recommendations are being evaulated by the Centers for Disease Control based on research that will be published in the May 2009 issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  The new guideline recommends walking 3,000 steps over 30 minutes or 1,000 steps for 10 minutes five days a week.  This gets your heart pumping to achieve a moderate level of physical activity.  Walking is a very heart healthy activity, so get that pedometer out and start walking (your heart will thank you)….

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One Response to 10,000 Steps may not be the magic number

  1. Charlotte Seidman says:

    Thanks for running this story from our journal.

    An FYI: It’s the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not the Center for Disease Control (its original names many years ago).
    Charlotte

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