Madrid: Researchers have found through a study that walking 2,700 steps daily reduces the risk of early death, heart attacks, or strokes.
After conducting an extensive global study at a university in Spain, researchers arrived at this conclusion. The study examined the relationship between walking and various causes of mortality in which more than 110,000 individuals were examined.
The results of the research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reveal a surprising finding: individuals who walked approximately 2,517 steps daily had around 8% fewer chances of early death compared to those walking about 2,000 steps. Similarly, individuals walking 2,735 steps had nearly 11% lower chances of death due to heart disease.
The research also revealed that the more steps a person walked, the more benefits they reaped. Individuals who walked 8,763 steps daily experienced up to a 60% reduction in the risk of early death, while those walking 7,126 steps had a 51% reduction in the risk of heart disease.