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Slow-Walking People More Likely To Get Sick When They Get Old

Last updated on October 27, 2019

Slow-moving people are more at risk of getting sick in old age. Scientists say that the speed of people’s walking can be ascertained whether someone may have Alzheimer-like illness in the future. The information came out in a letter published in the Jama Network Open Journal of the American Medical Association.

According to the researchers, 45-year-olds who walk at a slow pace tend to look older than others of the same age. There is also a problem in their lungs, teeth and immune system. In fact, it is shocking that 45-year-olds have such problems, said J.H. Rasmussen, a researcher at Duke University in the US. Usually, this type of problem occurs in the elderly.

More than 900 participants examined for research

According to new research published at the JAMA Network Open, scientists studied more than 900 participants in New Zealand’s three-year-old sit-in for 40 years. He evaluated the pace of running in April this year. It was evaluated by the gate (pedestrian machine). It takes care of three things. The research focused on slow and fast walking and how loud the participants read a word. The average speed of slow-moving people was 1.21 meters per second or roughly 4.3 km per hour. The average speed of high speed was 1.75 meters per second or 6.2 km per hour.

Research says that scientists can see the brain of a three-year-old and determine how fast he will become middle-aged. Researchers resorted to MRI scans to see what is happening in the brain. According to the published paper, people’s IQ scores, language understanding skills, and emotional control can determine the speed of the 45-year-long run.

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The research will reveal what diseases may occur in the future

Terry E. Moffat, senior author at Duke University and King’s College London, said a number of problems can be detected by a person’s speed of walking. This can give us an idea of the internal health of the people. At the same time, we can also know how fast our body is moving towards future diseases. Slow-moving people die faster than those with an equal age.

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Here are 9 benefits of Walking

1. Reduction of blood pressure

One study showed that walking for about 40 minutes can reduce blood pressure for 24 hours after the end of the exercise. During exercise, blood flow increases, causing blood vessels to dilate and reduce pressure.

2. Fight against osteoporosis

The impact of the foot with the soil has a beneficial effect on the bones. Compression of the leg bones and foot movement throughout the skeleton mean that there is a greater amount of electrical stimuli in the bones, called piezoelectricity.

3. More efficient lungs

Walking is also very beneficial for the lungs. Indeed, gas exchanges occurring in the lungs become more powerful when we walk often.

4. Increase the feeling of well-being

A comparison of data on 1200 people of different ages, genders and mental health status was made by researchers who found that those who engaged in walking outdoors and also, biking, gardening, fishing, canoeing, horseriding and had positive effects on mood and self-esteem, even though these activities were practiced for only a few minutes a day.

5. Reduction of insomnia

Walking during the day causes a maximum production of stimulants in our body such as adrenaline. This substance disappears from the body several hours after exercise. Added to this, walking improves the quality of sleep.

6. Keep the weight in balance and help with weight loss

This is perhaps the most common profit of walking. If you are used to spending a certain amount of energy and start walking, your body will start to have a higher energy demand which will cause localized fat burning.

7. Protection against strokes and heart attacks

Who walks maintains and protects his health against cardiovascular disease. By helping to control blood pressure, walking is a protective factor against strokes and heart attacks.

8. Controlling diabetes 

Insulin, a substance that is responsible for the absorption of glucose by the body’s cells is produced in greater quantities during the practice of walking since the activity of the pancreas and liver are stimulated during walking due to increased blood flow in all organs.

9. Keeps you away from depression

During the walk, our body releases a large number of endorphins, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that is responsible for feelings of joy and relaxation. When a person starts exercising, endorphins occur automatically.

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