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Steps for Health

The 10,000-steps-a-day mantra grew out of a 1960s marketing campaign for a Japanese pedometer, with no science to back up the impact on health.

We are working to build the scientific evidence on how many steps we need for health benefits.

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Daily steps and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of 15 international cohorts

The Lancet Public Health 

Volume 7 Issue 3 Pages e219-e228 (March 2022)


Prospective Association of Daily Steps With Cardiovascular Disease: A Harmonized Meta-Analysis


Volume 147 Issue 2 Pages 122-131 (2023)

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Steps per Day and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-aged Adults in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2124516.

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