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Walking...(All It Takes is Just 4000 Steps a Day)

Walking 4000 steps a day reduces the mortality by half as compared to 2000 steps a day

Bhavin Jankharia
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Walking...(All It Takes is Just 4000 Steps a Day)
Walking 4000 steps a day reduces the mortality by half as compared to 2000 steps a day

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”Henry David Thoreau.

There are two reasons to walk really; because it is the best way to live longer, healthy and because it is just such a terrific thing to do.

Let’s first look at the atmasvasth benefits.

A 2020 study in JAMA [1] by Dr. Pedro Saint-Maurice and his colleagues, using digital steppers, recorded the daily steps of 4840 people between 2003 and 2006 and then followed them up for over 15-18 years. The authors and the paper have mainly focused on those who walked 8000 and 10,000 steps a day…these people lived longer compared to those who only walked 4000 steps or less. But, walking 8-10 km per day is not easy…and perhaps, not even required. Take a look at this graph that I have redrawn from their data.

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