Thursday, August 17, 2023

Walking 5,000 steps a day is enough to reduce the risk of premature death and stay healthy

It has long been said that walking 10,000 steps a day is magic for keeping you healthy. But now a new study has also revealed that if you walk 5,000 steps a day instead of 10,000, these also show positive effects on your health.


After carefully studying the daily routine of more than 226,000 people around the world, analysis says that even 4,000 steps a day is enough to reduce the risk of premature death.

However, 2,300 steps a day is enough to benefit the heart and blood vessels.

Researchers say that the more you walk, the more it will benefit your health.

Research has shown that every additional 1,000 steps from 4,000 to 20,000 steps a day reduces the risk of premature death by 15 percent.

According to a team from the Medical University of Lodz in Poland and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, the benefits of walking apply to men and women of all ages, regardless of where you live.

However, the greatest benefits of walking have been seen in people under the age of 60.

Professor Maciej Bunch from the University of Łódź says, "While the number of modern drugs for treatment is increasing, these drugs or their use are not the only way to stay healthy."

"I believe we should always emphasize that lifestyle changes, including a focus on diet and exercise, can prevent serious diseases such as heart disease or coronary artery disease," says Professor Maciej Bunch. And by following all these effectively, one can achieve an active and long life.

Figures released by the World Health Organization show that 3.2 million people die each year due to insufficient exercise or lack of physical activity, the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Is.

Honey Fine, is a fitness trainer and is working as a trainer in an international fitness company 'Barry'. Haney says that sitting for long periods of time has a number of negative effects on the human body.

"It can slow your metabolism and affect muscle growth and strength, and cause body aches,"

He says, 'Sitting for a long time can also lead to various back problems, we concluded after examining the employees working in different offices, these people's back is constantly in stressful positions. Which leads to many problems later on.'

Talking about lack of exercise and its loss of body heat, Honeyfine says that activities that don't fall under the category of regular exercise help your body burn calories properly.

"Standing up, going shopping, mopping the floor, taking a walk, jogging while talking on the phone, these are all the little things that make us more active and they burn calories more efficiently," he said. They help us to burn.'

"Although it can be difficult to incorporate regular walking into your life, the practice can be very rewarding if the benefits are up front," says Fine.

"Walking can lower your blood pressure, strengthen your muscles to protect your bones, and release endorphins in your body that calm you down," he says. Aids sleep, walking improves your diet and helps maintain your weight.'

Among the other benefits of walking is that it improves your mental health and prevents you from sitting in front of mobile and TV screens and engaging in other activities.

According to Fine, "Walking is suitable and beneficial for almost everyone, as it has a positive effect on the joints and muscles."

A few important things about walking

  • Walk to the station instead of taking a bus or car
  • If you sit at a desk and work, set an hourly reminder to get up and move around.
  • Walking is the best exercise if you are pregnant
  • Make it a habit to take a 30-minute walk every day while listening to a podcast
  • Go for a walk with friends in the park or any open space, and if you have a dog, take it for a walk.
  • Start small, a 10-minute walk from the station to the office, a 20-minute walk in the park, and finally a 30-minute walk around the city.

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