Humans are meant to move!
Join our iMed team as we try to stay active and healthy.
Did you know that it’s recommended that the average person walk a total of 10,000 steps each day? In the 1960’s, during the Tokyo Olympics, the first pedometer was introduced and was called “Manpo meter”. According to David R. Bassett, Jr., professor of kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies at the University of Tennessee. Manpo means 10,000 steps in Japanese, and the number was selected after research revealed that men who burn at least 2,000 calories per week by exercising have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. That breaks down to about 300 calories per day, which most people can torch by taking 10,000 steps.
As part of our goal of helping our community to become healthier, we’ve started a walking and hiking group. If you’d like to join us, or to get more information click on the corresponding link below: