Scientists Finally Did a Study to See If Taking 10,000 Steps a Day Actually Matters. Here's What They Found
You’ve probably heard someone say that they have to “get their steps in.” But does the number of steps you take in a day actually matter?
If you're an entrepreneur keen to maximize your health, energy, and productivity, you probably took that advice
It makes sense, after all. Exercise is clearly good for your physical and mental health. And 10,000 has a nice, scientific ring to it
The researchers determined, as expected, that getting more exercise is good. Six thousand steps beats 5,000 and 5,000 beats 4,000 for health outcomes
Taking that many steps reduced participants' chances of premature death by 50 to 70 percent
That doesn't mean that there's no reason you might want to walk more. The more you move, the more calories you burn
And on the cognitive side, a huge amount of research shows that walking can help improve your creativity