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How many steps/day are enough? Preliminary pedometer indices for public health
"Pedometers are simple and inexpensive body-worn motion sensors that are readily being used by researchers and practitioners to assess and motivate physical activity behaviours."

The Truth About '10,000 Steps' a Day
"If you buy a smart pedometer or fitness tracker like a Fitbit, chances are the device will encourage you to take 10,000 steps a day. But do you really have to walk this much to be healthy?"

10,000 Steps Plus Trips To The Gym, It'll Make You And The Boss Happy
"Employees who walk 10,000 steps a day and work out in the gym three times a week can give their employers an extra $2500 worth of productivity a year, an Australian clinical trial has found."

Hard Math: Adding Up Just How Little We Actually Move
"Working out at the gym might not be enough to stay fit if you spend much of the rest of the day sitting down."

WalkingWorks: Why 10,000 steps
"In my previous article about the WalkingWorks challenge program taking place here in Columbia SC from September 27 - December 3, I states that 10,000 steps per day is the goal for individuals participating in the program."

Trends over 5 Decades in U.S. Occupation-Related Physical Activity and Their Associations with Obesity
"The true causes of the obesity epidemic are not well understood and there are few longitudinal population-based data published examining this issue."

Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity, Occupation, Transportation, Land Use, and Sedentary Behaviors
"It is now well-established that regular physical activity reduces the risk of premature death and
disability from a variety of conditions including coronary heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer,
osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis."

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
"During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and, although there has been some leveling off in recent years, rates remain at historically high levels."

Get Up! Sitting Less Can Add Years to Your Life
"Whether you exercise every day or not, you still need to cut down the time you spend sitting in a chair."

Sitting for hours can shave years off life
"That might sound ridiculous -- or obvious -- depending on your perspective, but the findings don't come from a fringe study."

More time spent sitting linked to higher risk of death; Risk found to be independent of physical activity level
"A new study finds it's not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death."

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