New Study shows 25 minutes of Walking Increases Longevity

A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology has found that just 25 minutes of walking per day could increase one’s lifespan and reduce aging. Study researcher, Sanjay Sharma, who described exercise as an antidepressant that can improve cognitive function and retard the onset of dementia, added that physical activity can add between three to seven years of life.

For the study, researchers from Saarland University in Germany placed men and women between 30 and 60 years old on a staged exercise program. The participants were not regular exercisers but they did not smoke and were considered healthy. The researchers then tracked the key markers of ageing in the participants’ blood and found that in just a period of six month, there were changes in their body that help repair the DNA.

Study researcher Sanjay Sharma, from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, said that exercising moderately could reduce risks of death from heart attack by up to 50 percent when one is in his or her 50s and 60′s, which can be considered a big deal. Those who start to exercise at age 70 likewise have reduced risks for atrial fibrillation, a rhythm disturbance affecting about 10 percent of people who are over 80 years old.

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A Guide to Fall Food Infographic

Fall brings an array of color to your meals with pumpkin, squash, apples and more. The Guide to Fall Food Infographic shows benefits and diet tips for several fall foods.
A Guide to Fall Food
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Mowing the Lawn doesn’t have to be a Chore.

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Office Stretches to do at your Desk

Stretching – underused and often forgotten by most walkers as part of their regular walking routine. It is useful for both injury prevention and injury treatment. If done properly, stretching increases flexibility and this directly translates into reduced risk of injury. When a muscle/tendon group has a greater range of motion passively, it will be less likely to experience tears when used actively.

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Eat Smart! Serving Size Infographic

In today’s world of super size meals, we’ve become used to distorted serving sizes. This infographic will help you determine proper serving sizes when preparing your meals. Don’t forget you can use the Walkingspree Food Tracker to find out how many steps you need to walk to burn off a particular serving of food.

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