Daily walks have a stunning effect, according to scientists from the National cancer Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on aging. Sedentary lifestyle, on the contrary, significantly increases the risk of early death.
In the study, researchers analyzed health and lifestyle of older people aged 50-79 years. The volunteers were asked to wear accelerometers, sensors to determine the activity and all movement through space. Scientists collected information were processed in a timely manner. Observation of the subjects lasted for eight years.
The scientific results surprised everyone. During the study people who lead a sedentary life died about five times more than those who tried to lead an active lifestyle. Now scientists are busy calculating the optimal level of physical activity to maintain health in old age. One thing is clear: the movement – life.