Study also says that each additional 1,000 steps daily are associated with a further 15% reduction in risk

Walking just 4,000 steps a day may reduce your risk of dying from any cause, the largest analysis to date suggests – although the more you walk, the greater the health benefits.

The idea that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer health is now well-established, yet, until now, it has been unclear what the optimal number of steps people should aspire to is, or if there is an upper limit beyond which further health gains are minimal.

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