Study Shows It’s How Often You Walk Not How Fast In Reducing Risk of Stroke
In the past few years a multitude of studies have shown that regular sessions of walking have a significant impact on individual health however many experts have speculated that walking speed needed to be brisk to be beneficial. A new study out of Britain has shown quite the opposite at least in the health outcomes relative to stroke. Older men were shown to reduce their risk of stroke commensurate with the amount of hours they walked daily independent of walking speed. The challenge for most however is fitting enough time in the day to stay in motion. TrekDesk Treadmill Desk offers a unique solution to the problem.
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of daily exercise to lose weight, maintain health, reduce stress, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation.
The study, published in the online edition of the journal Stroke, evaluated a total of 3,500 UK men aged 60-80 tracking the distance walked each week. The study group was divided into five groups based on the amount of time they walked each week. Over a time span of ten years men who walked 8-14 hours per week had a 33% lower incidence of stroke then men who only walked up to 3 hours per week. Men walking more than 22 hours per week reduced their risk by 66%. Importantly these findings were independent of the pace that the men walked. Duration of walking superseded intensity according to the research.
“This is important information that once again validates the need to keep moving throughout the day even at a slow pace,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “Many people have abandoned fitness simply because they identify exercise with pain and have been led to believe that exercise intensity is necessary for health improvements. Study after study is showing that a critical component to health is staying in motion during the day and avoiding the chair, simple as that.”