Scientists have discovered that walking faster could extend your life, it was revealed that a brisk or fast gait significantly reduced the risk of early death.
it was found that Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24 per cent.
The research went further, a result was found for risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, with a reduction of 24 per cent walking at an average pace and 21 per cent walking at a brisk or fast pace, compared to walking at a slow pace.
The research discovered that it is more pronounced in older age groups. Average pace walkers aged 60 years or over experienced a 46 per cent reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular causes, and fast pace walkers a 53 per cent reduction.
In definition “A fast pace is generally five to seven kilometres per hour, but it really depends on a walker’s fitness levels; an alternative indicator is to walk at a pace that makes you slightly out of breath or sweaty when sustained,” said Emmanuel Stamatakis, from University of Sydney in Australia.