It has been proven that you can live a longer life by walking. If you are middle-aged, it is recommended that you walk briskly. Walking briskly for at least 30 minutes or at least three miles, five days a week reduces the percentage you will die an earlier death by 15%. It also reduces your chances for othet diseases such as diabetes, heart diseasecabs many others. You do not have to join a gym, walking briskly is just as healthy.
- According to experts, many people tend to exercise less once they surpass age 40, however, they do have some advice specifically on the daily activity of walking.
- PHE officials are promoting the free app Active 10, which monitors the amount of brisk walking the user does and gives tips on incorporating walking into daily routines.
- Public health officials are particularly concerned that people’s increasing levels of inactivity could be harming their health now and as they age.
“Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy.”