Number of steps in a day directly linked to lesser cardiovascular risks
In a recent cohort study of 2110 adults with a mean follow-up of 10.8 years, participants taking at least 7000 steps/d, compared with those taking fewer than 7000 steps/d, had a 50% to 70% lower risk of mortality. There was no association of step intensity with mortality regardless of adjustment for step volume. Study findings are published in JAMA Network Open.
It was found that there was significantly lower risk of mortality in the moderate and high step groups. Compared with the low step group, moderate/high step rate was associated with reduced risk of mortality. Similarly, compared with the low step group, moderate/high step rate was associated with reduced risk of mortality in women. There was no significant association between peak 30-minute intensity or time at 100 steps/min or more with risk of mortality.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)