Department of Health pointed out! Older people walk 6,000 steps/day to prevent heart disease strengthen

Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Health Revealing the findings from the journal The Lancet by Assistant Professor Amanda Paluch and colleagues, which investigated the relationship between the number of daily steps taken and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. It analyzed data from eight large-scale studies in 40 countries around the world. By tracking the number of steps taken by 20,152 adults aged 18 years and over, starting from those who did not have cardiovascular disease. For an average period of 6 years, comparing those who walked 2,000 steps per day with those who walked 4,000, 6,000 and 9,000 steps per day found that the number of steps per day can help reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the elderly. From 60 years of age and over were 20, 38 and 49 percent, respectively (Hazard ratio = 0.80, 0.62 and 0.51) with statistical significance. Other co-factors such as age, gender, education, income, body mass index, smoking, alcohol use were controlled for. High blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

Dr. Udom Asawutmangkun, director of the Division of Physical Activity for Health, said that the results of this study were in line with Thailand’s walking guidelines. under the plan to promote physical activity 2018-2030 with the cooperation of the Ministry of Public Health Network of Thai people without belly Ramathibodi Hospital Faculty of Physical Therapy Mahidol University, for example, recommends that the elderly walk at least 5,000 steps per day to prevent falls. Increase muscle strength for better balance And if you walk more to 7,000 – 10,000 steps per day, it will help prevent non-communicable diseases. and improve physical fitness Helping the elderly to have good mobility prevent falls active life self-help and continue to be the elderly with good quality of life

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