We’ve all heard the “10,000 steps a day” goal, but is it valid? It originated in 1965 when a Japanese company wanted to market a pedometer and used it as a marketing tool. In 2019, Harvard Medical School published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine that can be found at https://bit.ly/JAMA10Ksteps. They determined that mortality rates progressively improved up to about 7,500 steps a day and then leveled off. So, don’t beat yourself up if you’re not getting to the magical 10,000 steps, 7,500 steps may be just as good!