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A study from the University of Sydney found that walking fast was associated with a 24% reduction in the risk of all-cause mortality compared to walking at a slow pace.

The protective effects of agile gait were more pronounced in older age groups. Those over 60 with a fast pace saw a 53% decrease in risk of death.

Also in 2019, another investigation pointed out that walking speed could also be used as an indicator in younger people (around 40) of both their physical health and the state of their cognitive function.

https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/06/01/walking-faster-could-make-you-live-longer--research.html (2018).----

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2752818 (2019).---

In healthy older adults, the two-minute step test (2MST) is compared with the six-minute walk test (6MWT), which is a valid cardiorespiratory fitness test frequently applied in geriatric samples. 2MST is easier and faster and represents an alternative approach when time and space are limited.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197457223001039 (2023).---

Humans could live up to 150 years, new research suggests. Most biologists would consider blood cell and step counts. Both sources "paint exactly the same future" suggests that this component of the aging rate is real.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-could-live-up-to-150-years-new-research-suggests/ (2022).----

The more push-ups a man is able to perform, the lower his risk of suffering from heart diseases such as a heart attack or stroke. At least those are the conclusions of a study conducted by the Harvard Health Department.

They determined that those able to do 40 or more push-ups were 96% less likely to suffer a cardiovascular event than those who could only do 10 or fewer.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2724778 (2019).--

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