For the past couple of years I’ve been like many people – wearing a fitbit (or something similar). I don’t always get in 10k steps, most days barely get 5k. I found out something interesting today while watching a BBC program I recorded.
Seems there is NO scientific reason for this number. Nothing at all. No studies, no tests. Apparently, it was invented by a Japanese company that produced a pedometer called the manpo-kei – or 10,000-step meter – at the time of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
Mind Blown! Once the fitbit dies, I think I’ll go back to one of my many watches.