Walking can add up to seven years to your life – so what are you waiting for?


According to a comprehensive research carried out by experts at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress suggested that regular exercise can increase life span.

The research, presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, followed 69 people between the ages of 30 and 60. Those who engaged in daily moderate exercise, such as a brisk walk or jog, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and strength training experienced anti-aging benefits that could add an additional three to seven years to your life
The researchers recommended a 20-minute daily walk to reap these benefits, but while I agree a daily walk is a phenomenal health tool, I don’t view it as a form of exercise. “This suggests that when people exercise regularly, they may be able to retard the process of ageing,” said Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London.
“We may never avoid be-coming completely old, but we may delay the time we become old. We may look younger when we’re 70 and may live into our nineties. “Exercise buys you three to seven additional years of life. It is an antidepressant, it improves cognitive function and there is now evidence that it may retard the onset of dementia.” The study also reveals that people who tend to start this earlier, have a higher chance of getting the benefits associated with walking. A common problem observed with people who do not indulge in walking is that there are no underlying medical conditions. People can start walking but for different reasons which have nothing to do with medical ailments, they stay away from the health exercise. These factors include, lack of interest in exercise, a difficult routine where no or little importance is paid to exercise, and other simple matters are all very common. A lot of people are also already aware of the benefits that walking has to offer them but they are still not keen in gaining those benefits. Imagine all the books that you can read in the additional time, all the places that you can visit, all the people that you can meet, and all the extra things that you can do in your life if you are able to prolong your life and youth by a period of seven years. This also includes that not only there is a chance to increase quantity of your life there is a definite correlation that the quality of life will improve. Next time, you think that you are too tired to walk or there is some show on tv that you just cannot miss, remember that but just adding a simple tweak to your daily routine, you are adding a possibility to live longer and will be able to do those things that you’ve always dreamed about doing but have found very little time to actually do. Start now. This is the perfect time. Photo credit: Hernan Piñera via Foter.com / CC BY-SA