Although our kids in Boston and Philadelphia dispute this transitional day, winter is officially behind us.

Perhaps Spring’s startup is a reminder of spring in your step as a measure of longevity.

If you think that Scientific American passes a published ” C R A A P” test, as I do, then you might consider this 2011 S-A article:

If you normal Baby Boomer gait, as a 70-something Baby Boomer covers a mile in less than 27 minutes, you may live longer than peers who cover a mile in 33 minutes.  This is pretty interesting to me – as the article’s source says this walking pace study of 34,000 “lab rats” accommodates Boomers’ gender, race and etc.  Hmmm.

Do you have a bit more spring in  your step?

Full and open science…”a quick pace is not a proved panacea for living longer. Many other studies have, however, found that walking helps lower blood pressure, keep weight down and improve mood. Substantial amounts of strolling have also been linked to slower memory decline and reduced risk of some cancers.”

“Walk on by (don’t stop)”, though Boomer lyricist Isaac Hayes, chose those words for love, rather than longevity.  I’ll question if walking can mean BOTH love and longevity.

How about you?

Be well as you stride,

df

 

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