- Frequency: Complete 500 steps in 7 minutes an hour apart, at least six times per day;
- Intensity: Complete 3,000 steps in 30 minutes, at least once per day; and
- Tenacity: Complete at least 10,000 steps per day.
Studies show walking can be an effective way to help improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs. A recent study showed that people who walk less than 2,000 steps per day may have annual medical costs of over $10,000; conversely, those who walk 8,000 or more steps per day may decrease those costs to as low as $3,000 4."UnitedHealthcare is collaborating with Garmin to enable UnitedHealthcare Motion participants using leading activity trackers to achieve their fitness goals," said Sam Ho, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare. "Adding Garmin to UnitedHealthcare Motion provides consumers flexibility and choice, which can be important qualities in successful wellness programs." The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin. 1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy 2 Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on selected performance mode and usage 3 See Garmin.com/waterrating 4 Savvy Sherpa. Dishman, R. et al. 2013. Physical Activity Epidemiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. About Garmin Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and vívosmart are registered trademarks and Elevate is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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