Walking Just 4k Steps a Day Can Lengthen Life

According to new research, 2300 steps per day have been shown to affect heart health positively. Your overall mortality risk starts to reduce after you reach 4,000 steps per day.

The research revealed that the effect increases with increased daily step count.

According to the study’s author, Dr. Maciej Banach, 10,000 steps a day is still optimum if one is looking for the most significant reduction in mortality.

Banach teaches cardiology at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland and is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

According to the experts, 10,000 steps is the equivalent of walking 4.5-5 kilometers.
About 227,000 people were included in the meta-analysis of 17 prior investigations. About seven years passed during their observation.

Walking between 6,000 and 10,000 steps daily reduced mortality risk by 42 percent in those over 60. Compared to those who walked less than 7,000 steps daily, younger persons between 7,000 and 13,000 saw a 49% reduction in some outcomes.

Banach found that a 15% decrease in the chance of dying from any cause was related to an increase in daily steps of 1,000 and a 7% reduction in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was associated with an increase in everyday actions of 500.

Researchers have not identified a maximum allowable number of steps.

The research aimed not to discover if or how walking lowers mortality rates but to find a correlation between the two. Life expectancy has been shown to decrease with decreasing levels of inactivity. The World Health Organization estimates that roughly 3.2 million people lose their lives yearly due to their lack of physical exercise.
Amanda Paluch is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences.
Paluch, who was not engaged in the research, said it was consistent with and confirmed what they had already found.

Get up and walk around more, she urged.

Paluch claims that even if you don’t walk 10,000 steps a day, you’ll still get the health advantages of walking. It’s not an either/or scenario.

She also said falling short of the recommended 10,000 steps daily was okay. Paluch claims that increasing daily activity levels by even a tiny amount has positive effects.