Elderly people over the age of 70 years can live longer if they go for walks at speeds of more than 5 kms per hour, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Concord Hospital in Sydney. The study was part of the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP) and the researchers analyzed the walking patterns of more than 1,700 men over the age of 70 years. The participants were a mix of nationalities with around half coming from Australia while over 20 percent were Italians. Other nationalities participating in the study included those from Britain, China and Greece. Around 266 deaths occurred during the study period and the researchers found that those who walked with an average speed of at least 5 kmph had died. The researchers said that the reason for fast walkers living longer could simply mean that they were healthier in the first place but joked in their report, published in the British Medical Journal, that the fast walkers were able to outrun the Grim Reaper. Source: Medindia << Pak Actress Veena Malik Goes Missing in Mumbai Provide More Funding for Complementary Medicine Research, O... >> Recommended Reading Exercise It is important for us to understand the power of daily exercise. Only then can we motivate ourselves to inculcate the habit of exercise on a daily basis. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy - that way, you'll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Diabetes and Exercise Regular exercise especially in type II diabetes not only helps reduce the sugar but also reduces the demand for medication by 20% and helps you stay healthy. READ MORE Walking As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Body Types and Befitting Workouts Workout and diet which is well suited for a pear shaped body. READ MORE Tips to Live Longer Though life is temporary and short, it is possible to maximize the span of our existence by living healthy and savoring every moment of life, read our tips to live longer READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Post-Nasal Drip The Essence of Yoga Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: Tips to Live LongerBody Types and Befitting WorkoutsWalking for Fitness and Weight LossWalking As An ExerciseWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?