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Tracking daily step counts can be a useful tool for weight management – an exercise scientist parses the science

By Bob Buresh, Professor of Exercise Science, and Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab, Kennesaw State University
Over the last decade, smartphones have become ubiquitous not just for sending texts and staying abreast of news, but also for monitoring daily activity levels.

Among the most common, and arguably the most meaningful, tracking method for daily physical activity is step counting.

Counting steps is far more than a fad: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dedicated a sizable portion of its most recent physical activity…The Conversation

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