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Walking 6,000 steps protects woman from heart risk

Brasilia: Walking 6,000 or more steps daily, ensures a healthier life for ageing women, besides lowering their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a study.Although other studies have shown the value of structured exercise

IANS [ Updated: November 24, 2012 7:10 IST ]
walking 6 000 steps protects woman from heart risk
walking 6 000 steps protects woman from heart risk

Brasilia: Walking 6,000 or more steps daily, ensures a healthier life for ageing women, besides lowering their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a study.




Although other studies have shown the value of structured exercise in lowering health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, this study has shown that habitual physical activity - whether it comes from exercising or just activities of daily living - has the power to improve women's health.

In Passo Fundo, Brazil, 292 women aged between 45 and 72 years wore pedometers and recorded their daily steps. Women who took 6,000 or more steps per day were considered active and those who took fewer inactive, the journal Menopause reported.

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