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Want to get to 10,000 steps every day? Farm.

Back in my web programming/marketing/design days, I sat. A lot. Almost all day, in fact. The things that you would expect to happen, happened: I got fat. I got slow. I had chest pains and leg pains and problems sleeping. I was angry a lot. I was addicted to beeps and pings and bright screens—the brighter the better. One day, while discussing my sedentary life with my wife—who was in the business with me—we settled on the idea that we wanted to know just how sedentary we were.The idea of "10,000 steps" kept coming back into the conversation. She, or I, had read somewhere that a "healthy" person gets 10,000 steps in a day. How many is 10,000 steps...really? What does...

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