We look at how the routine of walking 10,000 steps a day has any scientific basis and how beneficial it is for you.
We look at how the routine of walking 10,000 steps a day has any scientific basis and how beneficial it is for you.(Photo: iStockphoto)
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The Flawed Science Behind Walking 10,000 Steps Every Day

The fitness world is replete with trends that make an appearance, keep everyone obsessed for a while, dominate our Google searches and then eventually disappear into oblivion. Fortunately or not, the idea of walking 10,000 steps a day has withstood this cycle, refusing to uproot its firmly planted feet. Now that pedometers and smartwatches have appeared on almost every wrist, we look into whether or not this particular trend has any scientific basis and how beneficial it is for you.

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