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This Is How Many Steps a Day You Really Need to Extend Your Life | Men’s Health

It’s not 10,000.

By Taylyn Washington-Harmon, Mar 4, 2022

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10,000 steps might not be the perfect number for everyone to maximize their lifespan according to research from UMass Amherst.

In an analysis of 15 different studies across four continents published in The Lancet this month, researchers found that adults younger than 60 can benefit from anywhere between 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day for improved longevity.

Adults older than 60 saw longevity benefits stabilize around 6,000 to 8,000 steps a day.

Researchers found a 40-53% lower risk of early death in study participants who walked an average minimum of 5,800 steps a day compared to participants who averaged 3,500 steps.

Another interesting finding: walking speed didn’t make much of a difference either, researchers note. As long as you’re within the step range, your risk of premature death was decreased.

Source: This Is How Many Steps a Day You Really Need to Extend Your Life

What You Missed: How Rick Steves Got Hooked on Hiking – Outside Online

The travel guru discusses the adventure that fueled his newfound love for hiking

By Frederick Dreier, Dec 29, 2021

From article…

Rick Steves can point out the balconies in Milan where Mussolini gave speeches.

He knows where to order the tastiest mangalica in Budapest, Hungary.

And for more than 40 years, he has researched European travel for his popular guidebooks and television show, amassing a sizable fan base with his intricate knowledge of history, culture, and cuisine.

Prior to 2021, however, Steves had largely overlooked one major side of European travel: the great outdoors. That changed in September when Steves went on a six-day trek through the French Alps.

Source: What You Missed: How Rick Steves Got Hooked on Hiking – Outside Online