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 News Good Sex? Bad Sex? Rad Sex? Lifestyle Where snakebites are deadliest Lifestyle Yet another reason why it's hard to stop smoking News Making the most of that fast food meal Medical Why am I getting hot flushes? Mental health Here’s why dagga can be dangerous if you have a mental disorder From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.