Researchers from Cambridge University have performed a thorough investigation into the advantages of walking and how it affects life expectancy.
The study included 30 million participants from 94 study cohorts and 196 peer-reviewed articles. One out of every 10 premature deaths might be avoided with just 11 minutes of brisk walking each day, it was found.
According to the study, moderate exercise for 75 minutes per week—less than half the 150 minutes suggested by the British National Health Service—can dramatically lower the risk of premature death.
These findings should be encouraging for anyone who find the idea of engaging in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week difficult, according to Dr. Soren Brage from Cambridge’s Medical Research Council.
He advised them to begin with 75 minutes a week and work their way up to the full amount.
The study also demonstrated a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, various cancers, and myeloid leukaemia while participating in heart-pumping activities like hiking, riding, or tennis while still being able to talk.
You can lower your risk of several cancers by 7%, cardiovascular disease by 17%, and the possibility of an early death by up to 23% by taking 11 minutes out of your day. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published the study’s findings.
Prof. James Woodcock from Cambridge University commented that even if an individual can only manage 10 minutes of walking each day, it still offers substantial benefits to heart health and reduces the risk of cancer.