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Walking At A Faster Pace Is Good For The Heart And Can Help Prevent Premature Death

Saturday 02/June/2018 - 10:54 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Walking fast not only helps get a person to their destination faster، but it can be also beneficial for a person's health، the Technical Times reports.
A new study suggests that walking at a faster pace can help prevent premature death. The researchers who conducted the study were from the University of Sydney.
The study، which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine، examined over 50،000 walkers from Britain between 1994 and 2008. The walkers were all over the age of 30 years old. The researchers collected information on the walkers، which included the pace they walked at and their health outcomes.
The researchers discovered that any pace can reduce the risk a person dying from cardiovascular diseases، such as stroke or a heart attack. For people who walked an average pace، they had a 20 percent lower chance of having an early death from any cause and 24 percent lower chance of an early death due to a heart attack or stroke.
For the ones who reported to walk at a faster pace، they had a 24 percent lower risk of death from any cause and a 21 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.
The researchers also noted that for older people، walking fast was very beneficial for them. People who were 60 years or older that walked at an average pace experienced a 46 percent reduction of dying from a cardiovascular disease. The ones who walked at a faster pace experienced a 53 percent reduction.

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