How Many Steps For Health?

couple walking


  • 10,000 steps started as a marketing tool for a Japanese pedometer

  • Harvard School of Public Health did a 5-year study of women, average age 72, to compare number of steps to mortality rates

  • 4,400 steps per day was found to be associated with a 41% lower risk of dying when compared to 2,500 steps per day

  • 7,500 steps per day was even lower but more than that didn’t add any additional benefit

  • The steps were any kind of steps – doing laundry, errands, brisk or slow walking

  • More activity and higher intensity is still good but if you can’t do that you will still get a positive advantage from moving more

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

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