Simply going for a stroll can significantly enhance your lifespan. According to new research, the conventional norm of 10,000 steps per day is out of date, and if you are over 60, you only need 7,000 steps per day to reduce your mortality risk by half.
A data shows that 15 studies including over 50,000 persons were evaluated, and it was shown that seniors had a lower death rate when they walked between 6,000 and 8,000 steps per day, with an average of 7,000 steps to enjoy the health advantages.
Those under the age of 60 had a decreased death rate when they took 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day, for an average of 9,000 steps per day.
"Walking is beneficial to practically every cell in the body." It's not a case of all or nothing." The researchers discovered that increasing your daily step count to 5,000 for people 60 and older and 7,000 for younger people reduced mortality risk by 40%.
Walking strengthens your heart, increases bone density, soothes your mind, and aids in muscular growth.
Walking, according to experts, has been scientifically proven to lower some types of cancer, battle obesity, and alleviate joint discomfort. Walking also improves immunological function, which is great news given the current coronavirus outbreak.
The advantage of including a walking programme to improve lifespan is that it is accessible to the majority of people both indoors and outside when the weather permits. Begin with 30 minutes every day and work your way up.
"It's the closest thing we have to a miracle medicine," Dr. Thomas Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said (CDC).