CNN shares new health information in “Is walking 10,000 steps every day really necessary?” In this article, a new study shows that 10,000 steps a day do not equal perfect health. In fact, the name of a pedometer possibly gave us that number. A recent study shows that as little as 4,000 steps a day could greatly benefit health. The study also showed no significant improvement of health over 7,500 daily steps.
Does this mean we can stop walking almost five miles a day? Probably not. In another study CNN talks about, women that walk less than 5,000 steps a day may struggle to metabolize fat. Those that walk less than 4,000 steps a day may not be able to reverse that fat build-up. It looks like to get the best benefits we need to try and walk a minimum of 5,000 steps each day.