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Vigorous walking at the age of 70 years indicates a nearly 100 percent chance of living to 80 years, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, referring to the Japanese study of gerontology, which was presented in Moscow at the conference “focus on healthy longevity in Russia.”
According to scientists, under the energetic pace of walking means moving with a minimum speed of 1.5 meters per second. If people aged 70 years moves more slowly, the probability of survival to 80 years for him is 15-35 percent. “The faster the person moves in a usual mode, — the longer he will live,” — said the President of the Japanese National center for geriatrics and gerontology of Hidenori Arai.
Observations conducted by specialists showed that the average walking speed of the Japanese since 1997, increased by 5-10 percent. “The physical condition of people over 60 is steadily improving: old age, if we understand it as the onset of infirmity is postponed, and men and women,” said Arai.
In November 2018, scientists at the University of southern California (USA), said that speed walking is possible to determine the risk of premature death.
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