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The more steps you take each day, whether they are in short spurts or all at once, may lead to a longer life.
"People can get enough exercise to extend life just by increasing the distances walked by small amounts," - Chris Moore, study's lead author.
16,732 participants wore an accelerometer for four to seven days.
Women who took 2,000 or more steps in bouts of 10 minutes or longer along with 3,000 steps in shorter spurts had a 32% decrease in the risk of death.
“..suggests that we should get activity however we can throughout the day,” - Dr. Seth Martin, Cardiologist.
“It can be attained just by living life, taking the stairs, walking further distances to the car,” - Martin.
To get the most out of those spurts of walking, it would be best to walk at a brisk pace, Martin advised.
Researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Health Conference.