Food and Body Freedom #12 Fitness Trackers and Why 10,000 Steps is Garbage with Emma Green


In this episode we'll explore fitness trackers and the fitness goal of 10,000 steps a day. Why that number? What happens if you don't hit it? And what else needs to be considered with fitness trackers when it comes to a healthy relationship with your body. Especially if you're recovering from chronic dieting and disordered eating.

This episode explores:

  • The origins and research behind the 10,000 steps/day concept
  • How and why this has become so synonymous with health and fitness
  • What the research says about physical benefits from varying step amounts
  • Accuracy considerations
  • Long term expectations from using fitness trackers
  • The concern in usage especially for those recovering from diet culture and disordered eating

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