Just 500 extra steps a day lowers heart disease risk for older adults

Walking just 500 steps more per day can reduce heart disease risk for people over 70

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Walking just 500 extra steps a day may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults.

While it is well known that regular exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, it is less clear just how much – or how little – physical activity is needed to make a difference.

To learn more, Erin Dooley at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues collected data from 452 adults between the ages of …


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