Study Says, Walking 7,000 Steps (Around Three Miles) a Day During Middle Age Years Could Cut Risk of Early Death by 70%

Researchers have discovered that the target of 7,000 steps a day – less than the 10,000 steps often recommended – is enough to protect against serious illnesses (stock image)

Walking just 7,000 steps a day during middle age can slash the risk of death by up to 70 per cent, according to a study.

Researchers have discovered that the target – less than the 10,000 steps often recommended – is enough to protect against serious illnesses.

A US study of middle-aged adults found those who managed the goal, the equivalent of walking around three miles, were much less likely to die over the next decade.

It is further evidence that regular physical activity is one of the most important things for people to maintain a healthy life.

A University of Massachusetts team analysed 2,100 adults aged between 38 and 50. Participants wore a step count device for a year to track the average number of steps they took each day.

Those who took less than 7,000 a day were classed as having a low step count, moderate was between 7,000 and 9,999, and above 10,000 a day was classed as high. The participants were followed up almost 11 years later.

Results revealed adults who took 7,000 steps a day were between 50 and 70 per cent less likely to be dead a decade later compared with those who took less than 7,000.

Those who took less than 7,000 a day were classed as having a low step count, moderate was between 7,000 and 9,999, and above 10,000 a day was classed as high. The participants were followed up almost 11 years later.

Results revealed adults who took 7,000 steps a day were between 50 and 70 per cent less likely to be dead a decade later compared with those who took less than 7,000.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Xantha Leatham

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