A new worldwide research led by the University of Granada challenges the widely held idea that people need walk at least 10,000 steps each day to achieve optimum health.
The study not only emphasises the health benefits of walking at a brisk pace, but also underlines the optimal amount of daily steps individuals should aim for.
The idea that people should take 10,000 steps each day, which originated in Japan in the 1960s.
This new research clarifies the significance of this figure, demonstrating that the key to considerably lowering the risk of early mortality resides in completing.
If you walk at the typical rate of a person, this equates to around 6.4 kilometres per day (about 4 miles).
Experts from a wide range of international organisations worked together to produce this report.
University of Iowa in the USA, University of Granada in Spain, University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, and Radboud Medical Centre in the Netherlands.