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How Research Debunked the 10,000 Steps a Day Myth

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The number 10,000 has a magical ring and a scientific facade to it.

Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hours of practice myth to master any skill, which later researchers rejected as unscientific.

Similarly, walking 10,000 steps a day as the optimal exercise caught hold of people’s imagination.

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