10-minute walk a day could reduce risk of early death

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 24 Aug 2017, 15:53:46
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10-minute walk a day could reduce risk of early death

FE Online Desk
Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.

Just 10 minutes a day could have a major impact, reducing the risk of early death by 15 per cent, officials at Public Health England (PHE) said, reports BBC.

They are urging those between the ages of 40 and 60 to start doing regular brisk walks as the amount of activity people did started to tail off from middle-age.

PHE estimates four out of every ten 40- to 60-year-olds do not even manage a brisk 10-minute walk each month.

PHE deputy medical director Dr Jenny Harries said: "I know first hand that juggling priorities of everyday life often means exercise takes a back seat."

"But walking to the shops instead of driving, or going for a brisk 10-minute walk on your lunch break each day, can add many healthy years to your life."
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