Your longevity may depend on the number of steps you walk every day, a new study has found. The study published in the JAMA Network Open was conducted on 2110 middle-aged adults for one year and they were followed up for 11 years.
The participants were asked to wear an accelerometer during the tenure of the study and their step count was recorded. The analysis showed that people who walk 7000 or more steps a day have a
50-70 per cent reduced risk of developing health conditions and death by sickness. People who walk less than 7000 steps a day have an increased risk of illnesses.
The study has also found that the intensity of the steps does not have any impact on mortality. Consult your physiotherapist before starting any exercise regime.