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Saturday, May 3, 2014

10,000 Steps



10,000 steps per day is the goal.  The figure dates back to Japanese research completed in the 1960s.  Yoshiro Hatano, Ph.D., a professor of health and welfare, studied habitually active walkers.  Although a fairly arbitrary goal, 10,000 steps typically burns around 300 calories - deemed a fitting amount in a daily routine.  






Manpo-keis (10,000 steps meters) were born!  My preferred tool is a FitBit which vibrates when you meet your 10,000 step walking goal.  

A quick 15 minute walk (~ 1 mile) can be energizing after a substantial meal.  But more is likely need to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.  

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The best rule of thumb:  Walk as much as you can whenever you can.





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The 2nd best rule of thumb:  support infrastructure in your community that supports walkability.  

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Shade Parade Nashville is dedicated to increasing walkability in Nashville via high quality sidewalks.





Sources:
https://www.fitbit.com/store?gclid=COngsdHCjr4CFU4R7AodmykApg
Walk This Way, Courtney Rubin  Real Simple Feb 2014





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