2,000 steps to a healthier heart: Walking that far every day for a year can reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 8%

I found this article about the benefits of increased walking. Its a study that proves just how much walking 20 minute today can improve your health. I just had to share it. Here are a couple of quotes from the article.


2,000 steps to a healthier heart: Walking that far every day for a year can reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 8%

“Taking just 2,000 extra steps a day could help people prone to heart attacks and stroke cut their risk by eight per cent, claim researchers.”

“The exercise is equivalent to walking 20 minutes a day at a moderate pace,says a study in The Lancet medical journal (must credit).”
” But doing 4,000 extra steps – 40 minutes of additional daily walking – matches the benefits from taking a statin,says study leader Dr Thomas Yates,of the Diabetes Research Unit at Leicester University.”

” ‘Our results provide novel evidence that changing physical activity levels through simply increasing the number of steps taken can substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,such as heart attack and stroke.”

“‘Importantly,these benefits are seen regardless of bodyweight status or the starting level of activity.'”

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