How many steps per day are necessary to live a long life
Daily walks can become the key to longevity, scientists from the US National Cancer Institute and the Institute of Aging report.
The study lasted three years. Participants in the experiment over 40 years old wore special accelerometers. Thus, the data from the sensors allowed scientists to calculate the correlation between mortality and the number of steps, the Journal of the American Medical Association informs.
”8,000 steps reduce the risk of death from all causes in 51% of people, 12,000 steps reduce the risk by 65%," the American researchers report.