Harvard Health Letter
How many steps should I take each day?
Ask the doctor Q. My smartphone tells me how many steps I take each day, but I donít know how many I should shoot for. What should my goal be? A. Youíve read in these pages and elsewhere that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and possibly several types of cancer. Regular exercise also reduces the risk of premature death. No medicine yet invented can claim