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6/11/15 10:48 A

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thank you for the link :-)

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6/10/15 12:29 A

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I understand what the author of this article is trying to do is to encourage more people to do more even if they don't feel they can reach the goal of 10,000 steps a day, but I think he took it a little to far.

Yes, inactive people might see 10,000 steps as an unreachable goal and that number may have been picked out of the air without any real research to back it up at the time, but research has been done since then showing that moderate exercise such as walking has many health benefits. The problem isn't the goal of 10,000 steps its the all or nothing thinking that so many people have. So what it you don't reach that goal if you are doing more than you had been you will still see some benefits.

The author came across as if goals that state a specific number should not exist because some people can't achieve them. That is like saying that things like the body mass index shouldn't exist because some people don't like the labels put on the weight catagory that they are in and that could cause them to give up on losing weight.

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