Can't Hit 10,000 Steps a Day? Less Than Half That May Help Extend Your Life

Take 10,000 steps a day to boost your health – it’s an adage we’ve long heard. On some fitness apps and pedometers, 10,000 steps, which is equivalent to about five miles for most people, is the default setting.

That can be an intimidating goal for many seniors. Some of us, discouraged by falling short of this target, may even decide to skip making walking a habit.

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