Adding Steps Can Add Years To Your Life As You Age: New Research
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Taking extra steps can lengthen your life!
A new study says elderly women who rack up 4400 to 7500 steps per day can live longer.
To understand how many steps per day are associated with decreased mortality, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital completed the study.
From 2011 to 2015, 16 741 women (with an average age of 72) from the Women’s Health study were required to wear fitness trackers on their hip for seven straight days.
The average follow up was 4.3 years, and 504 women had died.
Most women who died had steps per day that were less than 2700 per day.
But women who had 4400 steps per day had a 41 per cent reduction in mortality.
Decline in mortality levelled off at 7500 steps per day.
for the above!!!
You can read about the study in JAMA Internal Medicine at jamanetwork.com/
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The above study points out that a goal of 10 000 steps/day is commonly believed by the public to be necessary for health, but this number has limited scientific basis. Additionally, it is unknown whether greater stepping intensity is associated with health benefits, independent of steps taken per day. I make mention of this because many people are unable to reach the 10,000 step goal and this study is very encouraging in that 4400 to 7700 is very effective!
If you think I'm harping on the above you're right! More and more evidence is constantly coming out indicating that moving more can save our lives. So up the ante and get moving and grooving!!!