Walking to a Longer Life

“Want an idea of how long you’ll live? Check how fast you walk. Researchers who analyzed data in nine studies involving close to 35,000 people ages 65 and older say those whose usual walking pace was faster tended to live longer.”  from  U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Walking and living longer   Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:01:00 -0600

 http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2011/02/20110203a.html

The link above from the Department of Health and Human Services summarized by Ira Dreyfuss of the HHS HealthBeat reports the outcome of a research studies. “Researchers who analyzed data in nine studies involving close to 35,000 people ages 65 and older say those whose usual walking pace was faster tended to live longer”.  

The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Is it that easy? What do you think? Stay healthy by staying mobile…walking…instead of sitting…as Nike says “Just do it”

Posted by Roger Monthie, President AgePlan, Inc.