For fitness enthusiasts who constantly count their steps, a new study has good news for those who always find time to squeeze in a few more each day. It turns out taking more steps per day can help you live longer. Moreover, researchers say it doesn’t matter if you take them all at once or in short spurts, just getting those steps in can lower the risk of premature death.
The study, involving more than 16,000 women over the age of 60, also suggests that 4,500 steps per day is enough to help extend the human lifespan. In comparison to taking no steps at all, researchers find each additional 1,000 steps contributes to a 28 percent decrease in death among study participants.
A nearly unbreakable chemical compound sometimes used in food packaging can expose humans to health problems, including an increased risk of cancer, according to Consumer Reports.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, widely referred to as PFAS and known as “forever chemicals,” are created by the fusion of carbon and fluorine to produce a long-lasting contaminant than can affect food, water, soil and air, the report said.