Do you find the idea of 10,000 steps (about five miles) a day daunting? Turns out 4,400 is enough to significantly lower mortality, and even 2,000 per day is a step (ha ha) in the right direction.

We’ve known for some time that the idea of 10,000 steps wasn’t based on research, but we didn’t know what the actual number of steps per day for best health really was. According to this new study mortality reduces up to 7,500 steps per day then levels out when other factors are accounted for.

Bottom line is that any activity is good for us so don’t be demotivated by goals that are unrealistic for you.

What 10,000 Steps Will Really Get You | The Atlantic