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Walking Faster Means You'll Live Longer....

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ The healthier you're going to live and the longer you're going to live can be connected to the measurements. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ช This is one of my five measures that can give you a great deal of information for the rest of your life and can help you map your actions to help you live healthier for longer.

So what I want you to do with these is some of them you can just generally check in on yourself, some of them you can be specific, and if you keep track of these on a regular basis let's say every month or every 3 months or every 6 months, you can compare any changes that are showing. If changes on the bad side, meaning your measurements got worse, if you're seeing those over a one or a three or six-month period of time, you have to implement something to improve. ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“ˆ

The second measure that we want to talk about is your speed of walking. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ The slower you walk, the more likely you are to have poor mobility, strength, cardiac issues, bone density issues. The faster you walk, the more likely you are to have less of those issues and the more likely you are to have a good health span and a longer life as you keep that pace up. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ

So how do we measure it? Simply measure 20 ft. ๐Ÿ“ You can do it with a measuring stick, you can do it with a tape measure, you can simply walk one foot in the other to kind of make it as close as you possibly can get to 20 ft. Have a starting line and a Finishing Line. ๐Ÿโฑ๏ธ

You're going to take a stopwatch, you're going to take your phone, whatever method you can do to count the amount of time it takes you to walk that distance. ๐Ÿ“ฑโŒ› You can have somebody help you to do the timing, that works out really well. When you take your first step, you start measuring with the clock, when you pass the line at 20 ft, you stop measuring with the clock. ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ

Then what you're going to do is take 20 divided by the number that you get on your phone, on your stopwatch, okay? That will give you your speed in feet per second. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธโž—โฉ

So if it takes you 20 seconds to walk 20 ft, 20 divided by 20 equals 1. It means you're walking 1 ft per second. You want to walk your normal speed, you don't want to rush it or walk too slowly because you want to have an accurate representation of what your everyday normal walking looks like and how fast it is. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธโฒ๏ธ

Now there are norms here, normal numbers that across testing have shown to be sort of averages. Good averages 3.3 to 4.9 feet per second is sort of an average for older adults. If you can walk faster than 4.9 ft per second, that's better. ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

That's more indicative that your health and your mobility and your longevity are in a good hands, a good position. If you are walking slower than 3.3 ft per second, if it's considerably much less than that, your risk of falling is higher, your strength is going to be obviously lower, your ability to do the things you want to do is going to be less likely to occur. ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿšซ

So again, take that number, mark it down, and compare it every 3 months or 6 months to see where you're at and what you need to do because you may need some training to improve that and improve your overall system. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”„

They are very connected to your overall health, extremely connected. The better somebody moves, the healthier they are. The better somebody moves, the healthier they are. The better somebody moves, the less likely they are to need medicine. The better somebody moves, the less likely they are to go to the hospital. The better somebody moves, the less likely they are to need pain medications or injections or anything like that. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰

So on the Movement Approach Youtube Channel, we are trying to prove to you through research that is done that functional movement and the ability to move connect to your overall health. And your overall health and well-being will allow you to live longer and live happier and a more fruitful life, doing the things that you want to and need to do as you get older. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ต

And the bottom line and the foundation is exercise. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’“ So I invite you to check all the other videos on this site. If you felt that this was beneficial, please share it, share it with family, share it with friends, education for people that you love is extremely important, so that they know things like this going forward to help them live a better life. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€


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