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Study Reveals Slow Walkers Are More Likely To Die Young

By Alana Laverty

September 3, 2017 at 9:48am

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People who walk at an appropriate speed, this one's for you.

Do you live in a world that goes too slow? Are you constantly elbowing people to get out of the way? And do you only venture onto main streets when it's entirely unavoidable? 

Us too. It's a war zone out there, and there is never an excuse to walk that slow. EVER. 

They dawdle along, completely oblivious to the fact that they’re blocking the pavement and significantly lengthening the time it takes for you to nip to the post office.

We're here today to tell you that walking at an appropriate speed your whole life will pay off. 

Because according to a new study from Leicester University, those who walk excruciatingly slowly are at risk of dying young.

The study used data from 420,727 people, analysing the speed of their daily stroll and following them over a period of six years to assess their average death rates.

A study of over 420,000 people, analysing their daily walk speed over six years, found that slow walkers are between 1.8 and 2.4 times more likely to die pf heart disease. 

The study revealed that this is because quicker walkers tend to exercise more, are fitter and are better protected against high blood pressure, inactivity and blood pressure - main known causes of heart disease. 

If that doesn't make you wanna walk quicker, we don't know what will...

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