|Walking 4,000 steps a day linked to longer life
Many people monitor how many steps they walk every day. Research suggests that 10,000 steps a day is enough for us to stay healthy and live longer. A new study says just 4,000 steps a day could be enough for us to live to an old age. Researchers analyzed 17 studies that looked at how far people walked during the week. They concluded that 4,000 steps per day lowered the risk of dying from diabetes, heart diseases and other life-threatening conditions. The study said 4,000 steps is the same as a 30- to 45-minute walk, or about three to four kilometres.