Daily step goal of 10,000 steps: a literature review.

  title={Daily step goal of 10,000 steps: a literature review.},
  author={Bernard C. K. Choi and Anita W. P. Pak and Jerome C L Choi and Elaine C L Choi},
  journal={Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND This review looks at ways to increase physical activity, by walking and other sports and home activities, to reach the daily 10,000 steps goal. It also looks at a number of issues associated with achieving the daily step goal, such as considerations in walking, step counting and physical activity. METHODS The review is based on MEDLINE (1982-2006) and Google searches using keywords "pedometer", "daily step goal", "physical activity", "exercise". RESULTS Research has suggested a… 

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