Mortality risk drops with every step you take
A reduction in the diagnosis of new diseases was also found in older adults who had more frequent trips out of home and who had higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous activity, the University of Bristol researchers found.
The study examined the number of steps taken by 240 men and women recruited from general practices and analysed their medical records at an average of 50 months afterwards.
The researchers found that for every 1000 steps taken per day, there was a 36% decreased risk of mortality.
Lower limb function and the number of trips from home were also recorded in the over-70-year-olds, and regardless of