Many pedometers, fitness apps, and health nuts will quickly jump to tell you that 10,000 steps per day is the magic number to shoot for when it comes to your daily step count. Although, this nice round number is a great goal for most people, this step count hasn't been scientifically validated to actually show a decrease in cardiovascular disease. However, a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity, takes a look at how many steps per day is associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. The study examined 111 postal service workers in Glasgow, Scotland between the ages of 40 and 60. The study showed that employees who sat for a majority of the day, were correlated with larger waist lines, poorly controlled blood sugar, and higher cholesterol. Postal workers who walked for approximately 15,000 steps per day showed no increased risk for cardiac disease risk. Although it's just one study and a relatively small sample size, it may be a good idea to go for another lap around the block :) Check out the NY times article for more details about the study.