How Many Steps Mean ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

How Many Steps Mean ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

The number of steps taken each day has become a key barometer of exercise as many Americans sport a smartphone, high-tech watch or other type of fitness tracker to measure walking levels and intensity. But how many steps are considered “moderate” exercise, the term used in physical activity guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

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[Proper walking technique]
[Look forward]
[Shoulder back]
[Relaxed hands]
[Elbows bent]
[Flex stomach]
[Heel to toe]

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[Recommended:150 times per week]
[Goal: about 20 minutes a day]

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