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A team of researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK -- a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University -- has concluded that middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.
"Slow walkers were around twice as likely to have a heart-related death compared to brisk walkers. This finding was seen in both men and women and was not explained by related risk factors such as smoking, body mass index, diet or how much television the participants in the sample watched. This suggests habitual walking pace is an independent predictor of heart-related death.
"We also found that self-reported walking pace was strongly linked to an individual's objectively measured exercise tolerance, further suggesting walking pace is a good measure of overall physical fitness. Therefore, self-reported walking pace could be used to identify individuals who have low physical fitness and high mortality risk that would benefit from targeted physical exercise interventions."
originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
I'm moving to downtown Brooklyn. Hipsters don't carry knives only expensive canned beer.
originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: Ghost147
Or did the scientist who did the study ever consider that the association is the other way?
That people who walk slow have impaired circulation and its an indicator of circulatory problems that could cause a heart attack?
originally posted by: JHumm
If that's the case then one day Walmart will have no Shoppers left because every time I go into Walmart everybody walks so slow.
I mean I can't even understand how these people get anything done in life with the way they move so slow.
Not to mention the fact that they stopped in the middle of the aisle to check their phone and just stand there and talk to each other right in the middle of the aisle where people need to walk.