Move More Month timeline
In 1965 Y. Hatano created a pedometer based on the concept of 10,000 steps a day (what manpo-kei roughly translates to). Twenty years later in 1985, the research was finally accepted as being scientifically sound that 10,000 steps a day is the rough approximation for which humans experience health benefits from walking.
In 1924, six cardiologists in New York founded the American Heart Association, dedicated to publishing and educating the public on their research and findings.
While the concept of a pedometer goes back to the days of DaVinci, it wasn't created until 1780 by Louis Perrelet of Switzerland. Soon after, Thomas Jefferson introduces the pedometer to America via a French production.
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Move More Month Activities
Go to the gym
It's got everything you need to move more all in one place. Treadmills, weights, ellipticals, swimming pools, and more.
Go for a walk every day
Move More Month can be used as a jumping off point for your next exercise regimen. Get out and get some regular exercise, you may find that it sparks some initiative to join a gym.
Play a sport
If gyms aren't your thing then head down to the field and hop in on a game of your sport of choice. Soccer, basketball, or softball are all great ways to move more and some exercise in.
Why We Love Move More Month
It keeps us healthy
Moving more and maintaining an active lifestyle is key to increasing your overall health and wellness.
It gets us out and about
Life is more than just your phone screen. Get out there, move around, and get some sunshine. We love this month because it promotes being active and using your body outside.
It leads to better daily habits
The more you do something the more of a habit it becomes, and getting in some exercise is one of the best habits you can establish.
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