Walking: How many steps are enough for you to prevent the risk of premature death?

  • Serena Gocke
  • BBC News

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You may do a lot in order to preserve your health and your life; Sometimes you exercise hard and regularly, and sometimes you follow a strict diet, but the way to avoid many diseases and reduce the risk of premature death, according to a recent American study, may lie in walking on a daily basis.

Walking is perhaps the only sport that does not cause side effects, and according to many studies, it does not often cause damage to the musculoskeletal system or put pressure on the joints, as jogging may do, for example.

Therefore, the great benefits of walking remain a motivation, over the years, to continue research and study in order to explore more of its benefits.

American researchers from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst recently concluded that walking 7000 steps per day in middle age can reduce the risk of premature death by up to 70 percent.

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