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For older adults, every 500 additional steps taken daily associated with lower heart risk


  • Compared to adults who took less than 2,000 steps per day, adults who took approximately 4,500 steps per day had a 77% lower observed risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event.
  • Nearly 12% of older adults with less than 2,000 steps per day had a cardiovascular event, compared to 3.5% of the participants who walked about 4,500 steps per day.
  • Every additional 500 steps taken per day was incrementally associated with a 14% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Posted on March 2, 2023