How Many Steps For Health?
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