This is not how to reach the magic number

  We start our first ever 830am class tomorrow! We had a lot of people requesting a class at this time so they could drop their kids off at school and then come exercise. This class is 3 days a for 3 weeks. I am excited to get this class going, so come join us!   Have you ever heard about the magic of 10,000 steps? It sounds like a terrible Disney movie, but it is actually talking about how getting 10,000 steps a day is ideal for health. There are conflicting reports on whether or not this is accurate. Some studies have shown that as little as 6,000 steps a day reduces death rates.   Here is what I know. We all need to move more. So I want to challenge you to do something. First go and get a pedometer. Pedometers are fairly inexpensive and easy to use. As an alternative, you can download an app like Pedometer Free. The downside to using an app is they cannot be used in the background, which means you have to have the app open to count your steps. This means you can't get on Facebook while you walk! Who needs that? Other than that, the app works great.   The goal is not necessarily to reach 10,000 steps a day. The goal is to increase your current step count by 2,000 steps. Then every month add another 2,000 steps per day to your total until you are up in the 10,000 range. In case you are curious here is a list of the step ranges and how they are classified:  
1) Under 5000 steps/day may be used as a "sedentary lifestyle index" 2) 5,000-7,499 steps/day is typical of daily activity excluding sports/exercise and might be considered "low active." 3) 7,500-9,999 likely includes some exercise or walking (and/or a job that requires more walking) and might be considered "somewhat active." 4) 10,000 steps/day indicates the point that should be used to classify individuals as "active". 5) Individuals who take more than 12,500 steps/day are likely to be classified as "highly active".