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May 23, 2019

Fast Walkers Live Longer, Study Says

Filed under: Uncategorized — mothman777 @ 12:15 pm

“Those who walked briskly had a total life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years compared to those who walked a slower pace who are only expected to reach 64.8 to 72.4 years of age.

“Tom Yates, the lead author from the University of Leicester in England, attested that physical fitness may be a better indicator in measuring mortality rates compared to body mass index. Since the results pointed out that weight was not a determining factor among the walkers but their pacing, the researchers also found that those who were underweight had a slower walking pace and were at higher risk of heart-related diseases.

“Walking at least 30 minutes a day improves overall health as. It is said to advance cardiovascular fitness, promote bone strength, reduce excess body fat and improve the body’s overall power and endurance. Other than heart diseases, the exercise also prevents chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and cancer.”

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