Walking at a faster pace i.e., five to seven kilometres per hour can help you live healthy and longer, reveals a new study. The results showed that walking at an average pace reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality by 24 percent and 21 percent for those walking at a faster pace. Walking at an average pace also reduced the risk for all cause mortality by 20 percent whereas walking at a fast pace reduced the risk by four more percent, compared to walking at a slow pace. ‘Walking faster can reduce the risk of death, improve heart health and increase longevity.’ "While sex and body mass index did not appear to influence outcomes, walking at an average or fast pace was associated with a significantly reduced risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease. There was no evidence to suggest pace had a significant influence on cancer mortality however," said lead author, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Professor from Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health at University of Sydney. "A fast pace is generally five to seven kilometres per hour, but it really depends on a walker's fitness levels; an alternative indicator is to walk at a pace that makes you slightly out of breath or sweaty when sustained," he added. The study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, included data from 50,225 walkers. The researchers also found that average pace walkers aged 60 years or over experienced a 46 percent reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular causes, and fast pace walkers a 53 percent reduction. The research team hopes that walking pace gets emphasised in public health messages. Source: IANS << Men With High Testosterone Levels May be Less Religious Greenlandic Children are No Longer Stunted in Growth Like Th... >> Recommended Reading 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 Top 4 Trends in Walking for Health Busy from Monday to Friday? Don't find time or space to walk? Here are some interesting places to walk even in crowded cities, making it more fun and healthy. READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Chewing Gum While Walking Burns More Calories Chewing gum while walking increases heart rate and helps burn more calories than just walking, in middle-aged and elderly men. 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 As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Interaction Checker Find a Hospital Daily Calorie Requirements 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?