Health and Wellness

A daily 20 minute brisk walk lowers premature death risk 16-30% 
14 January 2015

20 mins of Welsh walking

  • Cambridge University's Ulf Ekelund has published a study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • It covered data for over 334,000 European men and women
  • It found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity
The good news:
  • just a modest increase in physical activity could have significant health benefits
  • more explicitly doing exercise equivalent to just a 20 minute brisk walk each day – burning between 90 and 110 kcal (‘calories’) – would take an individual from the inactive to moderately inactive group and reduce their risk of premature death by between 16-30%