It’s no secret that many older adults become less active with age.
And the recommended 150 minutes of weekly activity recommendation flies right out the window.
But what if I told you that dedicating just ten minutes daily to this underrated activitycould help you LIVE LONGER?
Let me explain…
Walk for your life
According to research presented at ESC Congress 2022, walking might just lengthen your lifespan.
Researchers analyzed the health and activity levels of just over 7,000 adults, 85 years or older.
Participants self-reported time spent on leisure-time physical activity at light, moderate, or vigorous intensities. Walking at a slow pace was defined as light-intensity exercise; cycling and brisk walking as moderate; and running as vigorous.
Only about eight percent met the recommended 150 minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. But—there’s some good news here, too…
Compared to inactive participants, those who walked for at least one hour weekly (which boils down close to 10 minutes a day) experienced a nearly 40 percent lower risk of both all-cause mortality (death) and cardiovascular mortality.
One ‘step’ at a time
While I stand behind the 150-minute weekly exercise recommendation, I also strongly believe that anything is better than nothing.
And if aiming for a lower target helps get you moving? By all means, start with 10 minutes daily.
The first step may be the hardest. But as research proves time and again, it will be worth it. And before you know it, walking might just become your favorite part of the day.
Take a walk first thing in the morning, before making lunch, after dinner, or whenever works for you. In fact, I encourage you to walk as often as you can.
Then, if you’re up for a challenge, increase the pace for 30 seconds (or more) and repeat as often as you’d like.
After all, as this new research shows, you might just ward off death… one step at a time.
To learn more about what walking—and other forms of exercise—can do for your health, check out the February 2022 issue of my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“The only “magic bullet” that can conquer heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and MORE”). Not yet a subscriber? Click here to become one!
Until next week,
“Octogenarians should walk 10 minutes a day to prolong life.” ScienceDaily, 08/24/2022. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220824102906.htm)