MOSCOW, February 5 - RIA Novosti. Daily walks contribute to a higher life expectancy. This is reported in a study by Japanese scientists, the results of which are published in the British Medical Journal.
For 13 years, specialists have observed 27 thousand volunteers aged 40 to 79 years. It found that participants who walked for at least one hour a day, on average, lived longer than people with low physical activity. In addition, the subjects from the first group spent less money on the services of doctors. Thus, more active men spend 7.6 percent less money for these purposes, and women - by 2.7 percent.
The study also notes that, despite the higher life expectancy, the cost of medicine for those who lead active lifestyles does not increase.
For greater efficiency, scientists recommended walking at a fast pace, making at least a hundred steps per minute. At the same time, the authors of the study noted that people who follow this advice live longer, regardless of the presence of excess weight.