The Proclaimers recommend walking 500 miles, whilst the experts suggest walking 10,000 steps a day. Or do they?
In the lead up to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo a Japanese company, Yamasa Clock began selling a pedometer called the “Manpo-Kei” which translates to ‘10,000 steps’. Ever since then the old adage of walking 10,000 steps a day has stuck!