Return of the big steppers

The mythical number of 10,000 steps is often quoted as being beneficial to health. How many of us set a daily target of 10k steps to reach each day? How many of us meet that target? Maybe we should be taking that number more seriously according to this new report from Jama Neurology. 

The study found that both the stepping intensity and the number of steps were important.  Dr Porsteinsson, professor and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE) at the University of Rochester Medical Center, told Medical News "There are strong links between physical activity and  better cognition." He agreed that any exercise will help reduce risk. “[It’s] never too late to get started and even a relatively small effort is beneficial and can then be added to as endurance improves,”  

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