Research shows that walking less than 5,000 steps can reduce the risk of death -
Research shows that walking less than 5,000 steps can reduce the risk of death
Posted 10 Aug 2023 11:16 AM


Research shows that a person needs to walk fewer steps per day than previously thought to experience health benefits.
A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that walking 2,337 steps a day halved the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and that walking at least 3,967 steps a day began to reduce the risk of dying from any cause.

However, a recent review of 226,889 participants from 17 different studies around the world found that health benefits are increased by walking. Every 500 to 1,000 steps you take increases your chance of dying from any cause or from cardiovascular disease.
Researchers led by Maciej Banach of the Ciccarone Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that health benefits increased even when people took up to 20,000 steps a day. They still haven't found the upper limit.

"Our research confirms that the more you walk, the better," Professor Banach said. "We found that this is true for both men and women, regardless of age and whether you live in a temperate, subtropical or sub arid or mixed climate region of the world. Furthermore, our analysis shows that it only takes 4,000 steps per day to be significant. reduce potential secondary deaths and fewer cardiovascular deaths.

Strong evidence suggests that a sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and shorten life expectancy. According to research, more than a quarter of the world's population suffers from insufficient exercise.

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