Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Injured parent can equal sleepless nights for kids Medical Mom sucking baby's dummy may protect against allergies Medical Earworm warning: You probably won't be able to avoid these 10 songs this festive season Medical Could starting school young lead to false diagnosis of ADHD? News Festive season hospital discharge may not be a gift for some Medical Sleepy US drivers involved in 100 000 crashes a year From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.