A research study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, reports that if you pick up your pace while you’re walking, you can….
Researchers said that a good indicator that you’re walking at a fast pace is that eventually you start to feel slightly out of breath or sweaty.
In general walking anywhere from an average speed to a fast speed is reported to cut the risk of death by more than 20% over a 15 year period.
The researches also discovered that the older a person is, the bigger the bonus effects.
People who were aged 60 or older – who walked regularly – and started to speed up their walking – wound up reducing their risk of death from heart disease by 53 per (compared to 46 per cent for those who walked at a regular steady pace.)
It’s important to note that the researchers were unable to find a link between walking pace and the risk of dying of cancer.
Professor Stamatakis suggested that simply walking at a faster pace is the solution to those who feel they don’t have enough time to walk more overall.P.S. Do YOU hope to live to be part of what I call “The Wellderly” – living longer and younger? If so, check out my longevity book LIFE IS LONG -which has lots of research on how to live longer and younger!
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