A recent study shows that increasing the number of steps you walk each day can add to your life expectancy. The study monitored 3,000 Australians (average age of 59 years old) over 15 years and was conducted by the George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania.
The findings, which were published in the journal PLOS ONE, showed that:
- A sedentary person who increased his/her steps from 1,000 to 10,000 per day had a 46% lower mortality risk.
- A sedentary person who increased his/her steps to 3,000 per day, five days a week had a 12% reduction in death.
In addition, the association between daily steps and mortality was largely independent of factors such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and smoking.
There are plenty of short and long walks in and around Sydney and Hobart (with amazing views) so you really have got no excuses!
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