Nov, 2022 - By WMR
This study made consisting more than 6000 participants claim that 8500 steps for normal person and 11000 steps for overweight person are enough to prevent obesity.
Exercising daily is a good habit and nowadays more people are becoming serious about it. There are various reasons people switch to daily exercising, such as reducing weight, gaining fitness etc. Nowadays lot of research is being made on what number of steps are required to fulfil a particular goal. For example number of steps a pregnant woman should walk or number of steps required to overcome depression or anxiety etc.
Dr. Evan Brittain, associate professor in the division of cardiovascular medicine conducted a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He claims that 8500 steps per day are enough to resist weight gain in adults. While overweight adults can prevent becoming obese by walking 11000 steps daily. This new study also found that increasing daily steps a person walks can benefit in solving problems like diabetes, depression, hypertension, sleep apnea and GERD. The study says that around 8000 to 9000 steps are enough to reduce hypertension and diabetes but for other problems higher amount is recommended.
For this study around 6000 participants were included. Their physical activity was analysed for around 4 years and health reports were examined in the National Institute of Health. Participants in this study wore activity tracking devices for at least 10 hours per day.
Researchers found out that participants who walked around 4 miles a day which was approximately 8200 steps reduced the chance of becoming obese or suffer from sleep apnea. Scientists have continuously told the benefits of adding steps to daily routine. This study might encourage people to stop pressing snooze button and head out for a morning walk.