Do you try to get 10,000 steps in every day? Many of us do – whether we use a Fitbit or check the steps on our phones…but since the pandemic, a lot of us started taking far fewer steps.
Now that more of us are living our lives as we did beforehand, is 10,000 still what we need? New research shows that it’s far fewer.
The ideal number of steps to aim for is between 6,000 and 8,000 each day.
That’s the range to reduce the risk of early death by more than 50% for those who are 60 or older. Going over 8,000 steps doesn’t add any benefits – the risk just levels off.
But if you’re under 60, the goal increases between 8,000 and 10,000 – but still less than what we’ve been told!
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