A group of specialists from the University of Pittsburgh in the US found a correlation between walking speed and life expectancy.
For the study they analyzed my walking speed 35 thousands of older Americans. The numbers speak for themselves. Only a third of women prefer a slow walk passed the milestone of 75 years. Such a group of lovers of fast walk turned out to be much higher: 91% of women has passed the milestone of 85 years. Similar results were obtained among men.
The person chooses the walking speed on an unconscious level, experts say. If health is all right, we go quickly. If something is amiss with the heart or the joints, we slow down.