Researchers from New York have found that the majority of emergency medicine residents do not appear to meet the target number of steps taken per 12-hour shift that has been set forth by the CDC and surgeon general. Study participants had an average of 7,333 steps per shift, and only 9.9% reached the target level of 10,000 steps or more in the investigation. The study group indicated that more research is warranted to determine the factors that are associated with meeting the set target level and whether or not daily physical activity regimens can improve residents’ overall well-being.

Abstract: Journal of Emergency Medicine, June 25, 2012.