Results: During the four-week intervention.

- On the day when they hit their target, the 10K group was 11,775 steps compared with 9,505 for the 30-minute group. - On the day when it does not meet their target, 10K walkers still averaged significantly more activity than the 30-minute group - Compared with their baseline number of steps, experiment, ther-week experiment, the 10K group was significantly more steps on days when they do not meet its goal of 10,000 steps. Pedometers are quite popular now, and with good reason, said lead researcher Dixie L. Thompson, Our study shows that participants as an incentive for people their activity, the their activity, the daily her. Steps with pedometers monitors tend to be more every day to walk, even if they were behind its target of 10,000 steps a day.

The study followed 58 women, the physically inactive before the study were, on average, less than 7,000 steps a day. - A '30-minute - group 'instructed to take a brisk 30-minute walk on most, preferably all, days of the week.The trial is published on 13 January in prior to the publication in the 1st In February print version of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.