10,000 Steps

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Chinese Proverb

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Should You Be Taking 12,000 Steps a Day Instead of 10,000?

If you've ever strapped on a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or pretty much any other activity tracker, you know that 10,000 steps is the default goal that's already set up when you turn it on. You’ve probably heard health experts echo this number, too. Whether you're stats and figures obsessed or not, it’s true that your step count can give you a good idea of how much you moved on any given day—not to mention, breezing past that 10,000-step baseline has become something of a badge of honor.

We may have a new number to compete against, though. Fitness pros have been citing 12,000 steps as a new target, which begs the question: Is 10,000 steps just not good enough anymore? Here's what you need…

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 Should You Be Taking 12,000 Steps a Day Instead of 10,000?

No matter what you're reaching for, though, the bottom line is to make sure you're getting active. And while 10,000 or 12,000 are both great step counts to shoot for, they're just goals—not magic numbers.

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Run by the team at CQUniversity Australia since 2001, we're providing a free program to help you challenge yourself, friends and workmates to move more every day.

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