According to a new study in which more than 50,000 people participated, it was found that brisk walking increases life expectancy.
The study showed that walking provided a 20 percent reduction in the risk of mortality compared to walking at a slow pace. A similar positive result was found at risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, but there was not and there is no evidence that walking affects people with cancer.
With age, the protective effects of fast walking are improved, people over the age of 60, who prefer a slow pace, reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases by 46%, while fast walking lovers have reduced it by 53%.
Fast pace, as a rule, ranges from five to seven kilometers per hour, but it really depends on the level of fitness. Do not try to exceed your physical abilities, you just need the pace that makes you sweat a little and out of breath.
10,000 steps a day is a great goal, especially if at least 3,000–4,000 steps fall into brisk or fast walking. And it doesn’t matter if you run in a park or on a treadmill, the main thing is that it is a regular action and then your body will thank you.