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The average number of steps Americans take each day
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Michael Roizen, MD
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Why should I walk 10,000 steps a day?
Experts don't quite know why walking 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) works, but they do know that 10,000 seems to be the minimum . . .
- Q Why should I avoid walking with weights?
- Q How do I track my walking progress?
- Q How much walking do I need to do to lose weight?
- Q How do I motivate myself to walk for fitness?
- Q What healthy snacks complement a walking program?
- Q Where are good places to walk with my child?
- Q How can I count my walking steps without a pedometer?
- Q Is walking good aerobic exercise?
- Q Does stopping and starting effect my walking workout?
- Q How can I build up to walking 10,000 steps a day?