Harvard Health Blog
10,000 steps a day — or fewer?
10,000 steps a day ó or fewer? By: Steve Calechman, Contributor 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for many people. That number has sold many step-counting devices and inspired interoffice competitions. But itís a big number that can be hard to reach. When people continue to not hit five digits, eventually some ditch the effort altogether.