«Step counts can be a serious preoccupation for most people who pay attention to their fitness tracker or smart phone. After all, an entire industry of gadgets sprung up around the guidance that hitting 10,000 steps a day could be the key to getting healthy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the average American gets in 3,000 to 4,000 steps each day (that’s probably lower than ideal, for the record). Whether you’re into tracking your daily steps or not, knowing how many steps you take each day and how far you’ve traveled can be great indicators of your overall health. The concept of step tracking can be a great way to have a baseline understanding about how active you are overall—from walks, to runs, to other types of workouts, the number your pedometer spits out is a reflection of everything you do.»
Article written by EMILY SHIFFER