Study Finds That With Every 2,000 Steps We Take We Live Longer Totals of 10,000 Steps or More Linked to Reduced Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease, Dementia and 13 Types of Cancer

Study Finds That With Every 2,000 Steps We Take We Live Longer

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

A recent study concluded that with every 2,000 steps you take each day your risk of “premature death” decreases by 8 to 11 percent. The Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine published the study after monitoring the activity of 78,500 middle-aged (and older) participants over a median of seven years.

A related study that ran simultaneously in JAMA Neurology found that accumulating upwards of 10,000 steps a day was linked to a reduction in cardiovascular diseases, 13 types of cancer and dementia.

The 21st Century’s conventional wisdom that 10,000 steps a day improved longevity was borne out by the twin studies, but the research also suggested that even a fraction of that activity also had significant health benefits. Yes, 9,800 steps reduced the risk for dementia by 50 percent, but even 3,800 steps reduced the risk by 25 percent.

And when those steps were taken more vigorously, the health benefits were amplified. So step to it.