Faster walkers are more likely to live longer
Going for a brisk walk could help you live longer, regardless of body weight or obesity, a new study suggests.
Those who take up a quicker walking pace lived longer than those who walked more slowly, according to researchers who monitored the walking habits and deaths of nearly 475,000 people, most of whom were in their 50s at the start of the study.
What is ‘Brisk walking’? – this was defined by the researchers as walking at least 3 miles per hour, or 100 steps a minute.
There could be a question mark over what constituted the ‘brisk walk’ because during research the participant’s walking pace was self-reported, and it was their personal opinion as to whether they walked at a “slow pace,” “steady/average pace,” or “brisk pace.”
Participants with brisk walking paces had longer life expectancies across all categories of BMI, according to the study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Traditionalists call it ‘Halloween’ and Mercenaries or those who demand money or sweets by menace call it ‘Trick or Treat.
Some of us may recall carving out a turnip or suede (depending on which part of the country you are from) and this was not an easy task; a bit like carving a hollow in a tree with a plastic spoon. We didn’t have pumpkins in plentiful supply back in the day.
This year, in the UK we will bin around 8 million pumpkins after Halloween. All those wasted pumpkins equate to enough pumpkin pie to feed the entire nation, whether you like pumpkin pie or not, it is still a lot of wasted food.
The average person in the UK will spend close to £35 on halloween, so if you personally spend nothing along with many others, it means people spend more.
Over half of UK Halloween shoppers plan to be prepared for trick or treaters by spending on spooky food & drink
The 11 Best Fruits for Weight Loss
Fruit by it’s very nature is nature’s fast food without the bad reputation, it is packed with vitamins, fibre, and other nutrients that are asspociated with a healthy diet.
It’s also low in calories yet high in fibre, so can help you lose weight.
All-in-all, eating fruit is linked to a lower body weight and a lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease.