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Waterloo nurse walks 10,000 steps every single day

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Walking more than 4 million steps in a year.

An eastern Iowa woman has found a way to walk 10 thousand steps every day.

Marsha Haugen is a nurse a Unity Point Allen Hospital.

More than a year ago, in March of 2016, she and her coworkers started a weight loss challenge using fit bits.

The challenge came and went, but Marsha didn't stop walking.

She's walked 10 thousand steps every day, including holidays, since Marc, 15th 2016.

Marsha's said there's been a few days where she cut it close, but walking on her treadmill or around her neighborhood really helps. 

Because of this, she says she knows her neighborhood really well.

She can tell you what circle has 300 steps, and what block has 1,500 steps

Marsha can not run because of an injury. So this is how she gets her exercise for the day.

Her biggest advice for others is to plan ahead and be consistent.

She says she thinks it would be nearly impossible to save all of your steps for the evening. She suggests trying to spread your steps throughout the day. 

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