A new study claims that brisk walking slows biological aging; Best Free iOS and Android Walking Apps to Try
A new study claims that brisk walking can slow biological aging. Many people think that this slow physical activity is only for older people.
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A resident crosses a deserted street while jogging in Rome’s Prati district on March 24, 2020, during the country’s lockdown following the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)
They prefer jogging to brisk walking because exercising faster can help them lose more fat.
However, the new research titled “UK Biobank Cohort Survey Reveals Causal Associations Between Self-Reported Walking Pace and Telomere Length” explained that slow walks may actually help slow biological aging.
“A faster walking pace may be causally associated with longer LTL, which could help explain some of the beneficial effects of brisk walking on health status,” explains the study published by Leicester in the Communications Biology journal.
A new study claims that brisk walking slows biological aging
Fox 10 explained that the participants did so in the latest biological aging study. About 50% of those affected decided to walk at a normal pace.
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With the San Francisco skyline in the background, a jogger walks through Dolores Park July 13, 2005 in San Francisco. Runner’s World Magazine just named San Francisco the best city to run in the United States based on its weather, number of running clubs, running events, and the vast park available for runners.
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On the other hand, 6% of them walked at a slower speed. Meanwhile, about 41% of participants relied on a brisk walking pace.
Those who walked the slowest have health complications, such as chronic illnesses. In contrast, fast walkers had better health.
For this reason, experts have concluded that people who walk regularly at a good pace have a slower biological aging than others.
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Best Free Walking Apps
If you want to start your walking habit fast, Heart Matters provides the best free walking apps that can help you track your progress.
These apps are available on Apple’s official Google Play Store and App Store, as well as on Windows:
- Trail route planner
- world walk
- Outdoor GPS
- Nike Run Club
- AlpineQuest All-Terrain Explorer
- Go quickly
- GPS walkmeter
- Fitbit app mobile tracking
- MapMyWalk GPS
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