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Müssen sich Ihre Patienten mehr bewegen? Zeigen Sie ihnen das

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Ten thousand steps a day. It’s the magic number that is supposed to optimize health and longevity.

But did you know that the 10,000-step goal is rooted more in marketing than in science?

It started in 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, where a company introduced an early pedometer to the market, calling it Manpo-kei, or „10,000 steps meter.“ The marketing suggested that this number of steps would reduce the risk of heart disease.

Today we know that health benefits occur long before reaching 10,000 steps. But how many steps do you need daily? Come with us and find out…

Already, 2500 steps or about a mile is enough to lower your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

For each additional 500 steps – or a lap on a standard track – you lower this risk by another 7%.

Around 4000 steps help reduce the risk of premature death from any cause.

At 6000 steps, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be lowered, especially if you are an older woman.

And 500 more, so 6500 steps, can lower your blood pressure.

Achieve 8,000 steps to lower your risk of obesity, sleep apnea, and depression.

At 9800 steps, you can reduce your risk of dementia by 50%.

Now you’ve reached 10,000 steps. But what happens if you keep going?

At 10,500 steps, your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease may be 77% lower than at 2,500 steps.

At 11,000 steps, you have lowered your risk of hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, and sleep apnea by 25-50% more than at 6,000 steps.

And at 11,500 steps, the risk of premature death could be 67% lower than at 4,000 steps.

The average American takes 4800 steps per day. We challenge you to do better. Because every step counts.

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