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Nov 25, 2019

  • 10,000 steps started as a marketing tool for a Japanese pedometer
  • Harvard School of Public Health did a 5-year study of women, average age 72, to compare number of steps to mortality rates
  • 4,400 steps per day was found to be associated with a 41% lower risk of dying when compared to 2,500 steps per day
  • 7,500 steps per day was even lower but more than that didn't add any additional benefit
  • The steps were any kind of steps - doing laundry, errands, brisk or slow walking
  • More activity and higher intensity is still good but if you can't do that you will still get a positive advantage from just moving more