A 30-minute walk daily is all you need to live longer, says study

Published on:6 March 2020, 11:30am IST
If you too like quick fixes then this study is going to make your day. Give this one a read and find the trick to a healthy lifestyle.
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A longer and healthier life is just a 30-minute walk away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Who says that you need to do a whole lot to live a healthier and longer life? Well, this study will put a full-stop to all such notions. 

And if you are looking for an instant solution then this is a must-read for you. 

The study suggested by the preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2020, says that even light exercise for just 30-minute can help you lead a longer and healthier life.

“Finding a way to physically move more in an activity that suits your capabilities and is pleasurable is extremely important for all people, and especially for people who may have risk factors for cardiovascular diseases,” said Barry A. 

Weight loss is just a walk away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Who needs a gym when brisk walking can do the trick
The study also suggested physical activities such as brisk walking that helps in managing high blood pressure, cholesterol, and improving glucose control among many benefits.

The research observed participants with an average age of 69 and found that physical activity doesn’t have to be strenuous to be effective.

The researchers observed that each 30-minute interval of light-intensity physical activities – such as doing household chores or casual walking – was associated with a 20% lower risk of dying from any cause. Conversely, every additional 30-minutes of being sedentary was related to a 32% higher risk of dying from any cause.

“Promoting light-intensity physical activity and reducing sedentary time may be a more practical alternative among older adults,” said Joowon Lee, Ph.D., a researcher at Boston University in Boston.

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Smita Biswas trained in and has completed a 100km walk in sari and according to her sari is her fitmate.

Women who walked 2,100 to 4,500 steps daily reduced their risk of dying from heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases by up to 38%, compared to women who walked less than 2,100 daily steps.

For the purpose of research, the team used an accelerometer to measure movement. 

So, get those walking shoes out ladies as it can’t get easier than this.