Walk 2,000 steps a day for a year can make the body fit. But recently researchers revealed that walking 2000 steps more to have a more remarkable effect on the body.
The study, conducted by researchers at Leicester University revealed that walking 4,000 steps every day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease or stroke by 16-20 percent. Four thousand steps a day is equal to walking for 40 minutes a day.
Dr. Thomas Yates, chief investigator of the Diabetes Reseacrh even equate forms of the sport by taking statins. Yates explained that the effect goes even bigger than statin drugs. Walk 4,000 steps a day can lower cholesterol and maintain heart health, as reported by the Daily Mail ( 20/12 ).
These results were obtained after the researchers observed 9306 adults in 40 countries who have problems glucose tolerance ( IGT ), which can lead to diabetes or heart disease. Using pedometers, they calculate their steps in running activities for one year.
Researchers found that people who have run more risk of heart disease is smaller. Researchers also found that each additional 2,000 steps a day which is equivalent to 20 -minute walk can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by six to eight percent.
Researchers have even counting other risk factors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, weight, and others. If 2,000 or 4,000 steps seem too difficult, you can walk a short couple of times. Suppose such as walking to lunch at work, or shopping in a store close to home, and so on.