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10k steps isn’t like running a marathon. Almost anyone can do it — there’s no training required, and it has an enormous impact on people’s health. But while 89% of Withings users have reached this goal at least once, only 1% manage to do it every day. So we wanted to know: what makes those people special? Well, we crunched the data and found some surprising insights you might benefit from.See what works
We compared top performers with other users to find any differences in the rhythm of their lives. And yup — turns out that our top performers have patterns that are way different from the masses.
Part of days in the total weekly activity
It’s not about how late you sleep, it’s about how fast you hit the road after you wake up. We found that top performers get moving 2 hours earlier than others. Morning is the moment of the day when they widen the gap with others: the early bird catches the worm!
Profile of the activity intensity in a day
Having an active life is totally within your reach. Our data shows that people who regularly hit 10,000 steps a day aren’t all ultra-runners. In fact, they run only 1 hour a week on average.
vs 14 min for others
People who walk 10k steps a day are 10% less likely to feel stressed out than sedentary people. What's sedentary? Here it is defined as people who walk less than 4000 steps a day, on average.
Want to make worries melt away? Hit 10k/day and you'll feel less stress than those who don't move much.
Percentage of users feeling stressed
This study was conducted by Withings based on data gathered from a panel of more than 100,000 users of Withings activity trackers.
Withings guarantees the confidentiality of personal data and protects the privacy of all its users. Therefore, all data used for this study was rigorously anonymized and aggregated in order to avoid any re-identification.