Weightology Weekly Classics: Step Count Edition

In other articles, I have constantly preached the benefits of accumulated physical activity and non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT).  I have also advocated the use of devices like pedometers and accelerometers to objectively monitor activity.  The question then becomes as to, if you are using such a device, exactly how much activity you should be getting per day.  For example, with pedometers, you have likely heard that people should get 10,000 steps per day.  Is there scientific data to support this number?  How many steps per day should you really get to be active?  In this series of research reviews, I answer these questions and more.

How Many Steps?  Correlating Steps With Activity Levels?

How Many Steps?  Part 2:  Correlating Steps With Energy Expenditure

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