Health Myth Debunked: New Study Says You Don't Need To Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day

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A new study published by researchers at Harvard Medical School this week says less may actually be more when it comes to daily walking helping you live longer, according to The New York Post. The study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine said the often cited goal of 10,000 steps is nearly twice the amount linked to helping decrease the risk of early death in older women. And the benefits may flatten out with higher step counts after 7,500 steps. The study said women who took 4,400 steps per day, on average, were around 40 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period of around four years compared with women who took only 2,700 steps on...

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