Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Poo now in pill form to treat gut infection > Health-in-Motion 19 January 2017 Take 10,000 steps every day You may have read that you’re supposed to take 10,000 steps every day to maintain a healthy body. But what if you find this target difficult to achieve? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Scientists at Oregon State University have found that the average American only walks between 5,000 and 7,000 steps daily. The good news is that taking just 3000 steps at moderate or high intensity and limiting your sedentary time comes with notable health benefits. So if you can’t manage 10,000 steps in a day, walk faster and sit less. 0 More: Daily Dose: Poo now in pill form to treat gut infectionHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical SA researchers find urine test better for rapid TB testing Medical SEE:7 of the world's most famous TB patients Medical TB patients dying without dignity as drug resistance soars Medical Diabetes: You can have a cheat meal and stay healthy Lifestyle Oil foils: your skin-care guide for acne-prone skin Medical SEE: How long should a cough last? From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?