It can be relaxing to take a leisurely stroll, but the next time you go for a walk, you might want to pick up the pace.
We’ve all been there, you’re walking around with a group, half is lagging behind while the other half is racing forward. Fast and slow walkers have been at odds since the dawn of man, but now there may be a good reason to catch up.
According to a new study out of the University of Leicester in England, which researched a pool of almost 500,000 people, the study found that fast walkers lived an average of 20 years longer than their slow-paced counterparts.
Experts say it boils down to fast walking is an indication of better physical fitness, regardless of weight or even height for that matter.
Of course, any walking is better than no walking, so fast or slow, a good stroll is a step in the right direction.
So let’s get moving.