6,000 Steps a Day Will Help Keep Knee Arthritis Away

Study: walking 6000 steps a day helps fight knee arthritis pain

There are plenty of great reasons to add walking to your daily routine. Some of them are financial, while others have more to do with health. You can now add another one to the health category. According to new research, walking 6,000 steps a day can reduce the pain of knee arthritis, and increase the mobility of seniors. This is far less than the 10,000 steps wellness programs often set forth as a daily walking goal.

Researchers decided to comb through data when they realized taking 10,000 steps a day could be a daunting task for those who suffer from knee arthritis. They found a study where 2000 people in their 60s wore accelerometers (high tech pedometers) for a period of one week from


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3 Responses to 6,000 Steps a Day Will Help Keep Knee Arthritis Away

  1. faith says:

    As someone who took up walking a few years ago, I can say that it’s one of the best things anyone can do for their health. it’s difficult at the beginning, but well worth the effort. I encourage everyone to walk more!

  2. Sanjib says:

    I am able to walk 3.3 km. every day in my local park. How many steps is that? I’m 6’3″ tall, 100 kgs., 57 years old.

  3. This is general information becuase a lot of factors can change this (you should really get a pedometer to get an accurate count) but there are approximately 2000 steps in every mile you walk (1.6 kilometers), so your daily walk would be about 4,000 steps

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