The benefits of walking for overall health, longevity, and the quality of life are well accepted. As long as one’s physician has not curtailed walking for some reason, generally all scientists and clinicians agree that the more steps one can take the more benefit one gets. Some studies have even shown that if one can achieve more than 15,000 steps a day, risk of cardiovascular disease can go to near zero! (https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo201730). Most people cannot get 15,000 steps in a day even if in excellent physical condition, but a valuable target is to try to get 5,000 steps a day. Catrine Tudor-Locke, chair of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has said, “The crucial public health message is to get at least 5,000 steps a day . . . if you don’t hit 5,000, your health will eventually suffer.” (http://time.com/4745061/how-many-steps-walking/). We at Moterum take a less specific approach: we simply want people to be able to walk more steps. We leave it to others to determine lifestyle step goals, but firmly believe that if one is able to improve their walking and the quantity of their walking, good things will happen. Our mission is to help make lives better for stroke survivors because that’s what drives us. We do this by creating scientifically designed and innovative solutions to help people become more mobile through improving their gait. For more information on the iStrideTM device or our clinical trials in the home setting click here (https://moterum.com/clinical-trials/). The Moterum iStrideTMdevice, helping the world’s stroke survivors relearn how to walk one step at a time.TM
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Jul 30, 2018 | Blog