Study: The more you walk, the longer you'll live

by Daniel Payne · Apr 14th, 2020 2:48 pm
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Last Updated Apr 14th, 2020 at 3:08 pm

A study conducted partially by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a useful fact for anyone looking to extend their lifespan: The more you walk, the healthier you will be and the longer you will live.

The study, conducted in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging, tracked nearly 5,000 adults over a period of more than a decade. It found that participants who walked 8,000 steps a day were only half as likely to have died after 12 years than those who walked only 4,000 steps a day.

There was no correlation between "step intensity" and longevity, the report found. So long as participants walked regularly, they were predicted to add to their lifespans a significant amount.


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