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Do You Measure Physical Activity Correctly?

Woman looking at watch at gym. | Image by Nestor Rizhniak/Shutterstock
Woman looking at watch at gym. | Image by Nestor Rizhniak/Shutterstock

A recent article by Healthline explains the difference in measuring physical activity by steps versus minutes:

“Aiming for 7,000 or 10,000 steps a day is an easy way to increase your physical activity, which can decrease your risk of cardiovascular diseasetype 2 diabetes, and other conditions.

“But the current U.S. physical activity guidelinesTrusted Source recommend that people measure their physical activity in minutes, rather than steps — specifically, at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week.

“So, is it really better to count the minutes you spend exercising instead of counting your steps?”

To read the full article in Healthline, click HERE.

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