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    Slow Walkers More Likely to Die Young

    Slow Walkers More Likely to Die Young
    Ambling is all well and good, but it could be time to pick up the pace

    RACHEL HOSIE
    @Rachel_hosie
    8 hours ago

    We’ve all thought about shoving slow walkers out of the way when in a hurry - but it turns out they could actually be heading for a far worse fate.

    According to a new study, healthy adults who are slow walkers are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those of us who walk at a more brisk pace.

    “This suggests that habitual walking pace is an independent predictor of heart-related death,” lead author Professor Tom Yates said.

    Researchers from the University of Leicester followed 420,727 people over a period of six years to assess death rates.

    Those who were slow walkers were found to be between 1.8 and 2.4 times more likely to die of heart disease - which is the world’s biggest killer - during the timeframe.

    The researchers took into account risk factors including smoking, BMI and diet, but found that the conclusion still applied to both men and women.

    However, it was actually adults with the lowest BMIs who were found to have the highest risk from walking slowly.

    The study’s authors believe that walking pace is an indicator of overall health and fitness as it’s strongly linked to exercise tolerance.

    Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-a7921501.html
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    How about slow drivers?
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    How about slow takers?
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    I've encountered a lot of these slow walkers. They're a $#@!ing hazard in grocery stores and whatnot, just like slow-ass drivers are on the roads. :P
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    Slow walkers... usually the ones who's full attention is on their smartphones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    I've encountered a lot of these slow walkers. They're a $#@!ing hazard in grocery stores and whatnot, just like slow-ass drivers are on the roads. :P
    Statistically speaking, every mile per hour you drive over the speed limit increases your risk of a fatal accident. I'm very excited about the efforts to replace humans with robots as drivers of cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Casey View Post
    Statistically speaking, every mile per hour you drive over the speed limit increases your risk of a fatal accident. I'm very excited about the efforts to replace humans with robots as drivers of cars.
    There are lies, damn lies, and statistics. :P The risk of speeding depends on context of road and traffic conditions. If we play the statistics game I can justify driving drunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Casey View Post
    Statistically speaking, every mile per hour you drive over the speed limit increases your risk of a fatal accident. I'm very excited about the efforts to replace humans with robots as drivers of cars.
    You mean you are excited about the government using violent force to stop people from being able to travel the way that they prefer?
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