🚶♂️For the longest time, we’ve been told to walk 10,000 steps per day.
Well, apparently that was based on a marketing campaign for a Japanese pedometer with no real science to back that up.
Who knew 🤷
The fun part is that now we actually do have data to answer this question—from 50,000 people spanning 4 continents and published in The Lancet Public Health journal. They found:
➡️ More steps per day reduced the risk of premature death.
➡️ For adults over age 60, the benefit leveled off at 6000-8000 steps per day.
➡️ For adults younger than 60, the benefit leveled off at 8000-10,000 steps per day.
Sounds like the 10,000-step goal was a pretty good guess for those Japanese marketers! But we can still get the same benefit for a little bit less than that.
Do you track your steps? What’s your goal?
<Paluch AE, Bajpai S, Bassett DR et al. Daily steps and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of 15 international cohorts. Lancet Public Health. 2022; 7: e219-e228.>
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