fitbitDo you have a Fitbit or Apple Watch that has made you obsessive about the number of steps you walk a day?  Do you find yourself working for those 10,000 steps?  Well hold on a minute – I may blow your mind.

According to an article I just read in Inc. magazine – which I will grant you is not a leading health authority but bear with me – it isn’t necessarily the number of steps you take in a day that will help you maintain or improve your health.  It’s apparently the pace you keep while taking the steps.

According to researchers from Sydney University, people who walk at a pace of around 3.5mph have a 24% lower chance of dying of heart disease or stroke.  That pace should leave you slightly out of breath and a bit sweaty but it might be worth it to you!

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So let’s pick up the pace and get walking!