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How many steps you need to walk?

3,900 steps!

You'll need between 3,900 to 10,000 steps each day to reduce your risk of mental decline, according to a new study.

People who walked approximately 3,800 steps a day at any speed cut their risk of dementia by 25.6%, the study found.

People between the ages of 40 and 79 who took 9,850 steps per day were  50.8% less likely to develop dementia within seven years, the study found.  Furthermore, people who walked with "purpose" -- at a pace over 40  steps a minute -- were able to cut their risk of dementia by 58% with  just 6,215 steps a day.

Individuals looking to reduce their risk of dementia focus on their walking Pace over their walked Distance

You can count the number of steps you take in 10 seconds and then multiply it by 6

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