Our weekly spotlight highlights a recent big study that has taught us new things about the benefits of walking each day. It turns out that you don’t need to walk as much as we thought to be healthier. The study was published in a journal called the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. They found that walking around 3,967 steps a day can lower the chances of dying for any reason. Also, doing about 2,337 steps a day can lower the risk of dying from heart and blood vessel problems. The study looked at a lot of people from 17 different studies around the world. They found that the more steps you take, the better it is for your health. Even adding just 500 to 1,000 steps more each day can really help.
The leader of the study, Professor Maciej Banach, said that walking more is better for everyone, no matter how old they are or where they live. The study showed that walking up to 20,000 steps each day can still make you healthier. Other research has already shown that sitting too much is bad for your heart and can make your life shorter. This new study is important, but more research is needed to be sure about the results. The study is special because it looked at a lot of people and for a long time – about seven years on average. So let’s get our walk on!
Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.
Gigi DeSouki has a strong background in Health Care Management, with over thirty five years of experience in various areas of domestic and international health care delivery systems. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.
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Dr. Armin Behel
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Doctoral and Master Degrees in Acupuncture with Orthopedics and Chigong specializations, certified Asian Body Work Therapist
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A Private Chef and owner of a Catering Company, Chef Claudine serves as the Chief Culinary Director for Wellness on Wheels.
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Michael Patinelli has been focused on building a welcoming, friendly, and trusted practice. Free telephone consult available.
Nico is a nationally certified personal trainer and massage therapist with over 16 years of experience in Kinesiology/ restorative exercise and physique competition.