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How many steps a day do we really need to take?
Posted 17th May 2018 by SockShop
Since the dawn of wearable tech, society has become more conscious about how many steps we do than ever before. Something that once came naturally to us has become a point of concern, but it is a useful indication of whether we’re doing enough exercise.
The default goal for most people is 10,000 steps a day, and it’s a figure that the media has repeatedly hailed as the ultimate daily goal. Most people believe that the 10,000 steps figure came from Japan in the run-up to the 1964 Toyko Olympics, when pedometers boomed in popularity and one company came up with the ‘manpo-kei’ – a device that means ’10,000 step meter’.