Leigh Vanderloo, PhD
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Dr. Vanderloo completed her PhD at the University of Western Ontario in Health Promotion and holds a Master’s of Science from the same university. As Knowledge Translation Manager for national non-profit organization ParticipACTION, she is interested in examining the physical activity and sedentary behaviours of Canadians. She produced some of the first national and international work looking at the variance in young children’s activity levels across different early learning environments as well as considerations for objective measurement approaches.

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What Science Actually Says About Taking 10,000 Steps A Day

(15) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 5:28 PM

10,000 steps a day is a trendy goal. We humans like big, round numbers like that. They feel right.

But does taking 10,000 steps a day really have anything to do with good health?

The surprising truth is that the 10,000 number originally appeared in the 1960s when...

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