Walking 5,000-7,000 steps each day is enough for greater longevity, Japanese study finds

Japan Times -- Feb 20

Benefits to longevity of walking hit a plateau at around 5,000 to 7,000 steps per day for older Japanese people, a study has found.

This is equivalent to about an hour of walking, which the team says is the optimal duration for Japanese people’s longevity.

The findings by the team, which includes Waseda University assistant professor Daiki Watanabe, were published in the digital edition of the U.S. journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise in early February. ...continue reading