Taking more than 8,000 steps has no added benefits (possibly)

Walking just 6,000 steps a day could reduce the risk of early death in people over 60, a study has found.

Taking more than 8,000 steps, however, has no added benefit in reducing this risk, according to researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The team analysed data from 15 studies which looked at the effect of daily steps on the mortality rate, from all causes of death, for nearly 50,000 people from four continents… More here.

This ideal step target changes all of the time and the rumour persists that the original 10,000 was only invented by fitness tracker companies for ease of understanding. I would suggest that doing as many as you can without hurting yourself would work best, but what do I know?

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