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Walking is Good But A Fast Walk Is Even Better!

Walking is Good But A Fast Walk Is Even Better!

By Susan Williams

If you are already making a regular routine of taking a walk that is great. In fact, you don’t even have to walk that much in order to derive some benefits.

According to a study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, as little as two hours of walking a week can significantly reduce your mortality rate (when compared with being inactive).

But if you are going for a fast walk – turns out that this is even better.

A recent study completed by the University of Sydney suggests that walking at a fast pace can actually extend longevity – especially for older people.

In an article in Newsweek, they reported “Those age 60 or older who walked at an average pace saw their risk of death from heart disease decrease by 46 percent, and 53 percent for those who walked fast.”

They also shared from the study that;

“Walking at an average pace was found to cut the risk of death overall by a fifth, while speeding up to a brisk or fast pace was associated with a cut in the risk of death of almost a quarter. The researchers found almost the same results for cutting the risk of death caused by heart disease.”

Here is more information about the study in the following video:

So now is probably a great time to lace up your sneakers and go for a nice, brisk walk!

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.