Those who walk three to four miles a day (6,000 to 9,000 steps) are 40 to 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those who walk a mile (2,000 steps).
The Washington Post, a US-based news publication, reported that the findings were based on data from eight studies involving 20,152 people aged 18 and up who walked with devices and were tracked for more than six years.
The researchers did not find any link between walking distance and complex cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure or arrhythmia, but rather with heart disease in public. Furthermore, walking at a faster pace did not provide any additional benefits. In spite of this, numerous studies have examined the benefits of walking for health.
Earlier research from the same group, published in the Lancet last March, also found similar links between older adults taking steps and a lower risk of death, as did one published in JAMA Internal Medicine last September. Regardless, that study also discovered that a faster pace expanded risk removal.
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