A study that shows the relationship between walking and longevity.. This is how you can benefit from it
Walking is one of the most important physical activities, and it may be the most practiced by many in different parts of the world, and what distinguishes it is its ease of performance and its suitability for different age groups.
In view of this, walking has been the focus of medical and health studies in many times, and most of the studies that have been
conducted about it may have recommended it, and enumerated its important benefits, the latest of which was stated in the following study linking it with longevity, here are the details.
Walking and longevity
A new study finds that walking can add more than a decade to life expectancy, and the study adds to a growing body of evidence linking walking with a longer life expectancy, and the main
conclusion of the study, which will be published in the journal Communication Biology, is that walking Regular may add up to 15 years to life expectancy.
The study follows a total analysis of 16 studies involving nearly 5,000 people.
The study, which covers four continents, provides new insights into how much daily walking steps will optimally improve adult health and longevity - and whether the number of steps is different for people of different ages.
More specifically, for adults aged 60 or older, the risk of premature death stabilized at around 6,000 to 8,000 steps per day, meaning that more steps provided no additional benefit to longevity.
In adults under the age of 60, the risk of premature death settled at about 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Interestingly, the research found no definitive association with walking speed, other than the total number of steps per day.
The benefits of walking
Talking about the benefits of walking and the best way to do it, Dr. Ellie said walking provides "many health benefits", as studies have shown walking is beneficial for age-related memory loss.
It's also great for post-menopausal women and for maintaining bone and muscle strength, she explained.
Ellie had been warned about limiting the number of steps because doing so seemed "too arbitrary", and she said, however, that passing 6,000 steps seemed "a good standard".
Carrying something is especially beneficial because it "adds weight," Elle said. Walking uphill and walking faster - a few minutes' sprint - can boost the benefits as well, and walking with friends and in nature also provides an added benefit.