Ph1si::al activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a
healthier life. This easy, low-impact activity doesn’t need special equipment.
In recent years, our fitness gadgets and gizmos have been counting our steps and giving a big “high-five” when we achieve the goal of walking 10,000 steps that day.
But why 10,000? Why not 8,000 or 25,000? Turns out, there’s research to back that number. Scientists from the University of Sydney and the University of Southern
Denmark has determined that the round number of 10,000 steps a day lowers the risk of dementia by about 50%, the risk of cancer by about: 30% and the risk of cardiovascular disease by about 75%. The study also found that you don’t have to
walk all 10,000 steps all at once or even every day to get health benefits. Every step counts. Results showed that every 2,000 steps walked lowered the risk of premature death incrementally by 8 to 11 %, up to approx 10,000 steps a day.
The results are by no means exhaustive as how fast you walk as well as age and other lifestyle activities will also impact overall health outcomes.
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