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You may know your share of fast talkers, but what about fast walkers? Walking at a good clip can make all the difference when it comes to your heart. Cardiovascular disease is a huge problem in the U.S., and one way to combat it is to eat well and walk fast. A recent study done showed that slow walkers had a much higher risk of cardiovascular death. The study was done on older adults, but I believe that everyone needs to keep up the pace; and it’s never too early to start.

“Brisk” is usually the word used when it comes to the proper walking speed. To know for sure that you’re going at the right speed try talking, if you can still carry on a conversation while you’re walking, then step it up. Another study done shows that people who are fit have a much lesser chance of contracting upper respiratory tract infections. That’s right, if you’re physically fit, your immune system can ward off colds more readily, and if you do get one, it’s usually milder and goes away faster. Walking can help get you there. It’s also great for building bone density and keeping any kinks at bay. My motto is keep moving, you’ll live longer!

So when it comes to your health, it’s not so much talking the talk, but walking the walk. You can start at your regular pace, and work up to brisk. It will help your health, and make your walking experience a lot more interesting.

Buona Salute! To Your Health~


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