Many people around the world how many steps they every day. This is due to studies that 10,000 steps a day is enough to us stay healthy and live longer. A new study says just 4,000 steps a day could the magic number for us to well into old age. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine analyzed 17 studies that at how far people walked during the week. The scientists that 4,000 steps per day the risk of dying from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other life-threatening conditions. Study author Dr Seth Shay Martin said 4,000 steps roughly a 30- to 45-minute walk, or about three to four kilometres.
The study is in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The research at health and exercise data from more than 225,000 adults worldwide over seven years. They an average age of 64. Some people in good health, while others from heart problems. Dr Martin said his conclusion that 4,000 steps were beneficial was a minimum amount. He said: "I wouldn't people to at that as a magical number, that you must walk that exact step count. More is better." He that walking an additional 1,000 steps per day is with a roughly 15 per cent lower risk of premature death. He said people should at least one walk to their daily routine.