Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

Study proven that people who tend to walk fast are more likely to live longer than who don't


IllustrationIllustration - A research again proves that those who walk faster have a chance to live longer. This research comes from Leicester University that analyzed the power of 474,919 people with an average age of 52 years in the UK Biobank between the years of 2006-2016. In the research, women who tend to walk faster have a life expectancy of 86.7-87.8 years while in men ranging from 85.2 to 86.8 years, and for the life expectancy in women who tend to walk slower is only 72.4 years and 64.8 years in men.

The study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings also applies to respondents who are overweight or suffer from chronic pain. Even so, walk faster is not the only thing that determines a person's health. Walking faster can help doctors determine the health standards of their patients.

"Our research helps explain the relatively important relationship between physical health, weight, and life expectancy in someone" said researcher Tom Yates who is a professor in the study physical activity quoted from the Daily Mail.

According to Yates, walk fast will reduce the risk of dying from a heart problem. And for those who walk slowly are twice as likely to die or live at risk of suffering heart problems. In a similar study conducted with the University of Sydney, the average walking speed could cut the risk of dying prematurely by 20 percent.


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