You May Not Need an Apple Watch to Count Steps
Aerobic exercise improves heart function. Maintaining a healthy weight can improve your cognitive function and prevent metabolic syndrome. While research suggests a beneficial increase to 15,000, a longstanding general goal of 10,000 steps per day is recommended for the average person. That works out to about five miles (8 kilometers).
By contrast, 1,000 to 3,000 steps is considered sedentary. Unfortunately, some desk jockeys fall below that—