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Tracking Your Steps? Here’s How Many You Should Aim For

If you wear a fitness tracker, there’s a good chance you’re counting your steps. There’s also a good chance that your daily goal is to reach 10,000 — the magic number that seemed to appear out of thin air. That number does have an origin, but it didn’t come from health studies or scientific research. The idea of walking at least 10,000 steps a day actually comes from a Japanese marketing campaign launched decades ago to promote a pedometer. Companies in...

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