Everybody knows you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to maximize your personal health, right? Wrong. Turns out that “10,000 steps” figure did not come from any scientific study. It was made up by somebody in the marketing field because it sounded good.
Recent scientific studies of approximately 17,000 women showed only 4,400 steps provided a health benefit, while the maximum benefit came at 7,500 steps.