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I'm not sure it is - people walk at different paces for all sorts of different reasons.  If you know of any research on this topic - please share - thanks.
Fall Prone Fail to Adjust Walking Speed by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Seniors prone to falling might do so because they fail to adjust their walking speed... group, and the group of seniors without a history of falls both slowed their walking speed to adjust...
Walking speed associated wit ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Walking speed associated with survival in older adults In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults...
I’ve started a walking program. Is there a way to increase my speed without getting injured? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Walking is one of the safest and most effective sports for fitness, but to become fit... a minute more than when you rest. Walking at a leisurely pace will not raise your heart rate...
Walking Speed by Matt M. Patient Expert Simply put, walking is a great way to lose weight.  Yet some people try to overcomplicate things by walking at a very fast pace.  The most important element in a walking program is volume, not speed...
Walking Speed in the Elderly May be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Reading Room Keeping pace: Walking speed may signal thinking problems ahead A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive...
Run 2, Week 3 (BBOHR): Squeezing in a Run + Some Superfast Speed-Walking (!) to Catch the First Maui Marathon Finishers by Corey I. Patient Expert Stats: Weather Conditions: Temp:68° F Humidity:84% Warm-up Walk: Start Time:5:55... am Distance:7.54 mi Time:1:22:28 min Avg Pace: 10:55 min/mi Calories Burned: 785 Cool-down walk: Start...
How Fast Can You Walk? Part 2 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven So yesterday's study regarding gait speed vs mortality in the oldest old didn't... speed is a worthwhile measurement in other age groups.  In fact, in a meta-analysis of 9 cohort studies...
Use 'Power Walking' to amp up your walking program by Ann H. Patient Expert If you think your walking routine could use a bit of a boost, consider power walking - it's a great way to ramp up your walking routine. Here are some tips for taking your walking routine to a whole...
walking speed - say, 90-100 without weights - can rise to 160 over extended periods with the addition... while walking. If you move your arms in concert with your leg movements, as someone above mentioned...

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