Study finds slow walkers more likely to die


People who walk slowly may be nearly four times more likely to die from Covid-19, a new study has found.

Health researchers based in Leicester concluded slow walkers with a “normal” weight were 3.75 times more likely to die from the virus than brisk walkers.

The project used data collected from more than 400,000 middle-aged people.

Lead researcher Prof. Tom Yates said self-reported walking pace could be used to predict whether someone was at higher risk from the virus.

The study, run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, was designed to explore links between Body Mass Index (BMI) and self-reported walking pace with the risk of contracting severe Covid-19 and mortality.
Source : BBC

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