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Episode 234: When 10,000 Steps Turns Into an Unhealthy Obsession

In recent years, walking 10,000-steps-a-day has become the marker for a ‘successful’ day of movement.

You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping past you wearing a FitBit. It feels like its become a global obsession, despite the fact that 10,000 steps is a completely arbitrary number, that originated from a Japanese marketing campaign in the 60s ahead of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Join us in this episode as we discuss how step counting can breed an unhealthy obsession and what signs to look for so it doesn’t have the ability to harm your physical health, too. 

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