Brisk walking is beneficial for health
Sydney: A new study has reported that walking 10,000 steps a day can reduce the risk of dementia, heart disease, cancer and premature death. While in the study, experts also learned that brisk walking also has many benefits. keeps
In a study conducted at the University of Sydney and the University of Southern Denmark, 78,500 people wore trackers and were studied.
Dr. Matthew Ahmadi, a research fellow at the University of Sydney and co-author of the study, said that brisk walking is as beneficial for people as walking 10,000 steps a day.
Associate Professor Borja del Pozo Cruz from the University of Southern Denmark said: “Our study of less active people found that walking at least 3,800 steps a day reduced the risk of dementia by 25 percent.
According to research, every 2000 thousand steps taken increases the chance of premature death by 8 to 11 percent.
Similar associations were seen with the incidence of heart disease and cancer. Whereas a higher number of daily steps was associated with lower risks of all types of dementia.
Walking 9,800 steps per day was associated with a 50 percent reduction in dementia risk, but 3,800 steps reduced the risk by 25 percent.
The researchers also found that walking intensity or brisk walking was more beneficial for all conditions (dementia, heart disease, cancer and premature death) than the number of steps taken per day.
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