Researchers and scientists have expressed time and time again that physical activity can help increase overall health and decrease the risk of death or other health issues.  

 Even getting sunlight for just a few moments throughout the day, can help increase vitamin C, and give you the mental strength needed to overcome the day. But there is something even more simple that researchers are challenging people to do so they can see significant health results.  

People of all ages can benefit from walking. (File photo)

 According to the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, just a minimum of 4,000 daily steps may lower the risk of death, but also opens the possibility for better results the more someone walks throughout their day. The research detailed that each extra thousand steps per day was associated with displaying a 15% reduction involving a person’s overall risk of death. 

 No matter how old you are, physical activity is always going to be beneficial, especially when done correctly and fluently. The results from the research showed that younger adults saw a greater reduction in the overall risk of death, in comparison to older adults, who also took the same amount of steps.  

 Dr. Maciej Banach, a cardiology professor at the medical university of Lodz in Poland, and the study’s lead author stated: “The main message is that we should have as many steps as possible, and we should start as early as possible in order to have the highest health benefits”.  

 Four thousand steps may seem like a goal that may be out of reach, but scientists and researchers have stated that this goal can be easily met. According to a 2017 study, the average person in the United States takes 4,774 steps per day. 

 With walking being a physical activity that is done by younger and older people, plenty of past research has shown that physical activity such as walking, improves heart health, and reduces the risk of diabetes, dementia, and even cancer.  

 Exercising can be a challenging activity for many people to do. But something such as walking can be beneficial, physically and socially. It is an exercise that is easy enough for almost anyone to do but can also help you deal with mental emotional issues, while also becoming healthier in the process.  

 For more information on how exercise and physical activity can help reduce the risk of death contact your local doctor or physician.