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Maybe Getting to 10K Steps Really Is a Good Idea
There's a Benefit to
Hitting 12K Steps a Day
study says

There's a Benefit to Hitting 12K Steps a Day

Ditto 8K, per new study

(Newser) - Ten thousand steps a day: essential or overblown and unnecessary ? The ubiquitous goal of fitness tracker users everywhere been called both, but a new study finds one thing is certain: Getting in more steps per day could lower your risk of an early death, even if you don't...

Get Your 10K Steps? You May Not Have to
Get Your 10K Steps?
You May Not Have to
new study

Get Your 10K Steps? You May Not Have to

Study suggests benefits level out at 7.5K, at least among older women

(Newser) - Lots of people keep an eye on their fitness trackers as they go about the common mission of getting 10,000 steps daily. A new study, however, suggests that specific goal isn't as important as you might think. Researchers found that benefits in regard to longevity began in earnest...

Fitbits Pose 'Increased Risk' for Deployed Troops: DOD

Department of Defense says GPS data from fitness trackers too sensitive, bans them

(Newser) - The Pentagon has restricted the use of fitness trackers by deployed personnel after an app revealed the movement of troops in sensitive areas. Per CNN , Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan issued a memo barring use of the technology six months after a fitness tracking company called Strava released a global...

He Said a Fat Intruder Killed His Wife. Her Fitbit Said Otherwise

Richard Dabate now charged in wife's 2015 murder

(Newser) - When Richard Dabate called 911 to report that his wife had been fatally shot inside the couple's home in Ellington, Conn., he claimed the masked killer was a "tall, obese man" with a voice like Vin Diesel, who'd also tied up Dabate, according to police. Thanks in...

Fitness Tracker Data Clued Man In on His Lyme Disease

Signaling how the trackers could serve as a 'check-engine light' for health

(Newser) - In mid-2015, researchers studying fitness trackers counted 500 different devices on the market. They ended up having 60 participants, including the lead researcher, wear up to 7 devices every day for as long as 11 months, and then analyzed the more than two million data points they'd collected. Reporting...

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