A new study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst indicates you can reduce that long walk you are having each day.
The fad of walking ten-thousand steps per day is not based on any science at all, according to UMass researchers.
They found walking only six-thousand to eight-thousand steps a day is more than enough to reduce your risk of early death by 54-percent for people age 60 and older.
The study shows there is no additional benefit from walking more than 8-thousand steps per day.
So, who came up with the ten-thousand step concept. It was part of an advertising campaign in Japan by a company selling pedometers.
Couple holding hands and walking on a path.
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