Do you have a Fitbit or Apple Watch that has made you obsessive about the number of steps you walk a day? Do you find yourself working for those 10,000 steps? Well hold on a minute – I may blow your mind.
According to an article I just read in Inc. magazine – which I will grant you is not a leading health authority but bear with me – it isn’t necessarily the number of steps you take in a day that will help you maintain or improve your health. It’s apparently the pace you keep while taking the steps.
According to researchers from Sydney University, people who walk at a pace of around 3.5mph have a 24% lower chance of dying of heart disease or stroke. That pace should leave you slightly out of breath and a bit sweaty but it might be worth it to you!
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So let’s pick up the pace and get walking!