Fast Walkers Live Longer According To A New Study

I'm going to live forever!

The research was done and published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and says that faster walkers live longer regardless of body weight or obesity status.

Brisk walkers hit speeds of 3 mph or about 100 steps per minute.  Slow walkers do about 1 mph or just 50 steps per minute.

The finds say in part; 

The researchers, who studied 474,919 people, found that those with a fast walking pace had a longer life expectancy across all weight categories — from underweight to morbidly obese.

To put this into perspective, overweight people who walk slowly had a the lowest life expectancy, living on average 64.8 years for men and 72.4 years for women.

Also, slower walkers were twice as likely to have a heart-related death compared to fast walkers.