Study: Walking only 4K steps a day significantly reduces any cause mortality, the more steps the better tho...

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Found for every 500 steps over 4000, there was a further 7% reduction and every 1000 steps a further 15% reduction.

This basically continued on for as many steps as you walked so they found the more steps the better with no real upper limit.

 

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There was a cliche saying we are born to run, but more likely we are born to walk
 

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I walk or ride my bicycle with my cat every day. Riding bicycle is easier.
 

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It's amazing how many Americans don't walk at all. They drive from their homes to their office and back with 0 physical activity.

My life changed when I started to bike/walk places. It improved almost every aspect of my health.
 

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It's amazing how many Americans don't walk at all. They drive from their homes to their office and back with 0 physical activity.
They only ride stationary bikes in gyms because riding a bicycle outside is death-defying with car drivers not giving a sh1t about your safety. In a sense I'm blessed living in Amsterdam, where cyclists get dedicated bicycle paths and protection by the law for being a 'vulnerable road user', so car drivers take care not to collide with a bicycle because they are always considered to be at fault, even if they had the right of way or green light.

My life changed when I started to bike/walk places. It improved almost every aspect of my health.
I used to have a motorcycle for outside the city and an old Vespa P200 for inside the city (but too far for the heavy transport bicycle), but when the Vespa needed too many expensive repairs, I sold it and bought an aluminium city bike, so I'm riding my bike everywhere around town. I feel much healthier now as well.
 

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They only ride stationary bikes in gyms because riding a bicycle outside is death-defying with car drivers not giving a sh1t about your safety. In a sense I'm blessed living in Amsterdam, where cyclists get dedicated bicycle paths and protection by the law for being a 'vulnerable road user', so car drivers take care not to collide with a bicycle because they are always considered to be at fault, even if they had the right of way or green light.
I haven't yet been to Amsterdam, but I've watched a lot of videos on its city planning, especially for pedestrians and bikes. Really smart what they've done there. I like how all sidewalks, including crosswalks, are raised so that cars must slow down. What's interesting is the city had the same traffic congestion problem as other places back in the 70s and 80s, but they've made a concerted effort to integrate cars, cyclists, and pedestrians in a sensible way.

It's amazing how many Americans don't walk at all. They drive from their homes to their office and back with 0 physical activity.

My life changed when I started to bike/walk places. It improved almost every aspect of my health.
This is in large part the fault of city planners. After the WW2 they zoned developments as either residential or commercial, with a lot of residential consisting of detached single family homes. Result: Vast commercial zones reachable only by huge busy multilane boulevards, stores surrounded by giant parking lots (which generate next to zero tax revenue). Residential areas without a walkable corner store or tavern. These suburbs eventually become economically unsustainable and gov't's answer is to expand more.

Nothing against suburbs in general, just that they should be better integrated and maybe a bit denser.

Anyway this contributes in a major way to the obesity problem - walking to do simple errands is not a sensible or safe option.
 

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I haven't yet been to Amsterdam, but I've watched a lot of videos on its city planning, especially for pedestrians and bikes. Really smart what they've done there. I like how all sidewalks, including crosswalks, are raised so that cars must slow down. What's interesting is the city had the same traffic congestion problem as other places back in the 70s and 80s, but they've made a concerted effort to integrate cars, cyclists, and pedestrians in a sensible way.
Don't forget that when Amsterdam was founded, cars were a distant future. Most people in Amsterdam moved around on foot or by trams / carriages. So going around Amsterdam in a car just doesn't make sense. Even the locals hate driving around the inner city, so priority is given to the smart people who move around on bicycles.
The dedicated bike paths keep you safer, and the law protects your more vulnerable status. A lot of former 'black spots' where cyclists and pedestrians got maimed or killed in traffic accidents have now been re-designed and many streets are 'Bicycle Road, Cars are Guests', so the cars that are driving there have to adjust to the cyclists, not the other way around.
 

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It's amazing how many Americans don't walk at all. They drive from their homes to their office and back with 0 physical activity.

My life changed when I started to bike/walk places. It improved almost every aspect of my health.
I make it a daily habit to wake up and start walking. Most days start with a 3-4 mile walk before working out and before eating anything.

But yes, in the US in the majority of places it is not really feasible to walk places because of the distance required to get thee or because of the way the roads are designed without any real sidewalks for people to walk on along main roads.
 

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They only ride stationary bikes in gyms because riding a bicycle outside is death-defying with car drivers not giving a sh1t about your safety. In a sense I'm blessed living in Amsterdam, where cyclists get dedicated bicycle paths and protection by the law for being a 'vulnerable road user', so car drivers take care not to collide with a bicycle because they are always considered to be at fault, even if they had the right of way or green light.


I used to have a motorcycle for outside the city and an old Vespa P200 for inside the city (but too far for the heavy transport bicycle), but when the Vespa needed too many expensive repairs, I sold it and bought an aluminium city bike, so I'm riding my bike everywhere around town. I feel much healthier now as well.
Yeah you take your life into your hands anytime you decide to ride a bike on streets in the US. Drivers just don't care...

Assuredly the accident would be their fault, but you'd still be severely injured or dead so that doesn't mean much.
 

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Assuredly the accident would be their fault, but you'd still be severely injured or dead so that doesn't mean much.
Local drivers are scared to hit a cyclist here, especially because there are a lot of (inexperienced tourist) cyclist riding around.
 
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