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Are 10,000 Steps a Day Necessary for Good Health?

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Are 10,000 Steps
a Day Necessary, for Good Health?.
Cumulatively, 10,000 steps
equates to about five miles. .
The health advice dates back to a mass-produced
pedometer popularized in the wake
of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics...
... and invented by a Japanese clockmaker.
Researchers today say that the 10,000 number
is more arbitrary than based in actual science.
A study of women in the their 70s conducted
by doctors with the Harvard T.H.
Chan School of Public Health in 2019...
... found that the risk of premature death falls
by 40 percent with 4,400 steps a day.
The risk of premature death continues
to fall up to about 7,500 steps a day, .
at which point the study
found that it levels off.
The findings of the Harvard study were backed
by a 2020 study of middle-aged men and women.
which found that 8,000 steps was the point
at which added benefits began to taper off.
Even adding just two or three thousand steps
to your daily routine makes a huge difference