Walk 7500 steps a day instead of 10,000

New Delhi, June 06, 2019 :

healthysoch : One can add another goal to formula of 80: walk 80 hundered steps a day. Most people in the United States take on average 4,000 to 5,000 paces a day. Harvard Medical School researchers have found that older women who took about 7,500 steps a day had the same mortality risk level as their counterparts in the study who walked the entire 10,000 steps.

The results were presented last week at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Nearly 17,000 women with an average age of 72 years were part of the Women’s Health Study, originally created to study the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer among women taking low-dose aspirin and vitamin E.

The women who averaged about 4,400 steps per day were about 40 percent less likely to die during a four year follow-up period than the women who walked 2,700 steps. One surprise for researchers was that the benefits of taking more steps seemed to level off at about 7,500 steps per day.

How fast or slow participants walked was not associated with a risk of death.

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