Monday, 3 June 2019

performance triad

Goals and milestones are important and something to focus our efforts but sometimes marketing or marketing ennobled as a rule of thumb can establish norms that make the underlying mission of well-being more opaque—rather than a positive and progressive marker.
One such metric is the adage of getting in one’s ten-thousand steps daily—something that I ascribe to and challenge myself to surpass, but it turns out that the origins of the idea go back to a 1965 campaign by a Japanese pedometer manufacturer (see also), capitalising on the fact that the ideogram, character for ten-thousand (pronounced man or ichi-man) resembles a person taking a stride: 方.