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Pokemon Go may lengthen your life

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Pokemon fans who try to catch them all may lengthen their life. 

A new study by Microsoft and Stanford University found that people who played the popular game added 144 billion steps, which is about 192 extra steps each day. 

Researchers say this may have an impact on public health in general, but only if players continued this behavior regularly. 

However, researchers recognize that Pokemon Go is not as popular as it was a few months ago, so it is unclear if people would continue their physical activity once they stop playing the game. 

On the other side, if games come out that are similar to Pokemon Go, they could have a positive impact on public health. 

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