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The Verdict: 8k to 10k Steps A Day

The Verdict: 8k to 10k Steps A Day

Among adults younger than 60, the more steps taken, the lower the mortality rate until reaching 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. For those aged 60 and older, the health benefit plateaued around 6,000 to 8,000 steps per day.

Women in the US seem to average a little less than 5,000 steps a day, so many people are starting from a good place. 


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