PHOENIX – Researchers are saying that those who walk fast are expected to live longer.
The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings and looks at data from a pool of about 475 thousand people.
The study concluded that “brisk walkers were found to have a longer life expectancy,” regardless of body mass.
Those with the lowest life expectancy were reportedly underweight and slow walkers, with women at 72.4 years and men at 64.8. The longest life expectancy went to fast walkers of all BMI’s averaging about 86 years for men and women.
The study overall suggested that physical fitness is a better indicator of health and life expectancy than body mass.
So yes, eating that salad may be a good way to go, but going for a jog can really make a big difference in your overall health.