Walking faster could make you live longer: Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20% risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace (generally 5 to 6 km/hr) was associated with a risk reduction of 24%.

Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.

https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/06/01/walking-faster-could-make-you-live-longer–research.html

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