You Don’t Need to Walk 10,000 Steps Every Day - The Atlantic 🔗🚶‍♀️🚶🧮 📊 🏥

A clever bit of marketing has obscured the more nuanced nature of human well-being.

New research is calling the usefulness of the 10,000-step standard into question—and with it, the way many Americans think about their daily activities. While basic guidelines can be helpful when they’re accurate, human health is far too complicated to be reduced to a long chain of numerical imperatives. For some people, these rules can even do more harm than good.

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