Men should walk at a speed of five km an hour or more to enjoy long life.
The study which analyzed the walking patterns of 1705 men aged 70, found that men who walked at a speed of 1.36 meters per second or about 5 km/h were greatly benefited. They lived long as they suffered fewer health issues.
'Interestingly, no men with walking speeds of 1.36 m/s or above had contact with the grim reaper. The results support our theory that faster speeds are protective against mortality, because fast walkers can maintain a safe distance from the grim reaper,' Dr Danijela Gnjidic, who co-authored the study said.