We hope everyone has been hanging in there as best as you and your family can through such a unique time. We are no longer going to call it a “difficult time” (not because isn’t) but we want to change our verbiage to “unique” time. Solely because it seems more positive. And let’s be honest we all need more positivity in our lives at this time. We will get through this #TogetherAlone.

How you ask?

Virtual workouts.

Virtual WFH.

Virtual happy hours.

Virtual family reunions.

Virtual spring breaks.

You name it, everything is V I R T U A L. And another thing we can add to the list is virtual accountability. Ever wonder how many steps you need to take in a day? We all have a device that tells us minute by minute what we are doing actively?

Is 10,000 steps per day the right number to set as your daily target? You may wonder where that number came from and whether it is a good goal for most people. Does it really indicate that you are getting enough exercise for fitness, to reduce health risks, and to support weight loss? Is 10,000 Steps the Magic Number? A goal of 10,000 steps per day was created as a promotion by a pedometer company in Japan in the 1960s and it became popular as it was adopted by walking clubs. The number wasn’t based on research, it just sounded good.

Once the goal of 10,000 steps per day was established, researchers played catch-up and found it was a good indicator you were getting somewhere near the recommended amount of physical activity during each day to reduce health risks. Now, many activity monitors and pedometer apps use it as a standard goal. Let’s just say they are right. <Insert big grin.> This week’s challenge is the most steps in one day. You have all week to get the largest amount of steps. Keep moving. Consider hitting X amount of steps per day and then beating it the next day. Come Saturday we can’t wait to see what you upload for the challenge.