A recent study has found that taking an additional 500 steps on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of heart trouble. Adults taking 4,500 steps daily reduced that risk by over 75 percent.
Steps are an easy way to measure your physical activity and 4,500 steps is less than two miles. Every 500 steps taken daily is associated with a 14 percent lower chance of heart failure or stroke.
This does not diminish how important higher intensity physical activity can be, but it can be a great place to start to help prevent heart trouble.