Walking just 20 minutes per day--about 2000 steps--lowered the risk of cardiovascular events in high-risk adults by about 10%! Each additional 2000 steps per day lowered the risk by 8%, while each 2000 step decrease raised the risk by 8%. These findings come from the 40-country NAVIGATOR trial with nearly 10,000 participants who were at high cardiovascular risk with impaired glucose tolerance.
PositiveTip: With this reassuring evidence of the benefits of physical activity, how many steps are you getting each day? Move it!