Exercise Trends: 10,000 Steps

10,000 Steps Do you really need to take 10,000 steps a day? The Japanese Symbol for 10,000 looks a little like a person walking. Taking 10,000 steps a day is a pretty good target if you need a target, but you should know that the whole “10,000 steps” thing was invented in 1969 by a company that wanted to sell pedometers. It happens that the Japanese character for “10,000 steps” looks a little bit like a man walking. As early as 2010, when few people wore fitness trackers, Fitbit itself said that the goal was arbitrary. If [...]

2020-03-28T12:04:15-04:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Exercise|Tags: |

Exercise: How much to do?

Exercise: How much to do? (Video Transcription) Did you see on WRAL about a week and a half ago that Winston-Salem was rated the 18th most overweight city in America? I grew up about 25 minutes from Winston-Salem, and I thought, "This is almost my hometown and it's number 18 in America in terms of being overweight." I decided to say something about exercise in today's video. Today's message is on exercise, and I want to give you some very quick, practical pointers on what to do and how much to do. Now first, [...]

2020-07-03T11:55:58-04:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Direct Primary Care, Exercise, Healthy Living|Tags: |