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OK step trackers, this bit of news might throw you off stride.  If you are walking the big "10-K" (10,000 steps) or more everyday as part of your hoped for weight loss program, some new research out of Utah shows you may be walking in circles.

Fox News reports on a new study which says all those steps don't lead to a guaranteed weight loss or even prevent weight gain. Brigham Young University researchers looked at ways to head off the famous "Freshman 15", the typical weight gain freshman students experience when first away at school.

Study authors conclude, "Exercise alone is not always the most effective way to lose weight. [But] even though it won't prevent weight gain on its own, [taking] more steps is always better for you."

That's not to say that tracking steps, lots of steps, doesn't offer health benefits -  a study authored by a professor at Harvard Medical School observed that mortality rates decreased among those who took more steps than the average person, although those rates “leveled off” once a subject reached 7,500 steps,

If you want to get started on your journey of the steps, this website lists the details on these top ten trackers.

  1. Fitbit Charge
  2. Garmin Vivosmart 4
  3. Huawei Band 4 Pro
  4. Fitbit Inspire HR
  5. Garmin Vivosport
  6. Honor Band 5
  7. Xiaomi Mi Band 4
  8. Amazfit Bip
  9. Garmin Vivofit 4
  10. Honor Band 5