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New Study indicates link between walking and lowered mortality

A new Observational study has been published by the American Medical Association’s Jama journal. It showed that the more steps one takes walking the lower the risk of all cause mortality. walking is that good for you. It does not matter if your walked fast or slow, the key was to try take as many steps as possible.

From the report: “The unadjusted incidence density for all-cause mortality was 76.7 per 1000 person-years (419 deaths) for the 655 individuals who took less than 4000 steps per day; 21.4 per 1000 person-years (488 deaths) for the 1727 individuals who took 4000 to 7999 steps per day; 6.9 per 1000 person-years (176 deaths) for the 1539 individuals who took 8000 to 11 999 steps per day; and 4.8 per 1000 person-years (82 deaths) for the 919 individuals who took at least 12 000 steps per day.”

There was a huge drop in Mortality for those who took 8000 or more steps, compared to those who took only 4,000 steps.

So if you want to live a longer and healthier life, it might a good ideas to walk more and sit less.

Click on this link to visit the Jama site to read the research article abstract titled: “Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults”.

Posted by Vincent Banial