Who says you need 10,000 steps a day? Free 30-minute health coaching session.

For some reason the goal of getting 10,000 steps per day (5 miles) is believed to be the standard for optimal health but the reality is that the recommendation is not backed by scientific evidence. This message was mistakenly spread across the globe from a Japanese pedometer marketing campaign in the 1960’s and has been reinforced by fitness trackers ever since.

So how many steps do we need for wellbeing and what intensity is best? According to a recent study tracking 2,000 middle aged adults for 11 years, the daily step-count sweet spot is around 7,500 steps no matter what the walking intensity level.

The issue is that the average American takes fewer than 5,000 steps per day. Adding more activity (steps or other exercise) to your routine is always beneficial. Regular activity can help reduce your risk of these common health problems:

  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic stress and overwhelm

While tracking daily step-count is a great measurement to assess healthy activity levels, it is important to recognize that it is not the recommendation for physical exercise to support optimal health and aging. OIM is offering FREE 30-minute health coaching sessions for the rest of 2021 to educate OIM patients about key exercise recommendations, grounded in the latest scientific research.

Once patients have this new information, OIM’s National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Jennie Page, can help you rethink your movement goals, problem-solve barriers to reaping the benefits of exercise (less pain, better health & sleep, etc.) as well as envision what is possible for your unique situation. Health coaching can often achieve incredible results in a short period of time, even 30 minutes.

Call NOW to get this important information and set up your complimentary session. Jennie is also running a 15% discount on all her health coaching packages in 2021.

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