Faster walking linked to longer life

the faster seniors can walk to longer their life expectancy, interesting study:

"Doctors can measure how fast elderly patients walk to help estimate their life expectancy and determine medical care, according to a research analysis.

At age 75, 10-year survival for the fastest men in nine clinical trials was 87 percent compared with 19 percent for the slowest, said researchers led by Stephanie Studenski, a professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, in a statement. For the fastest women that age, such survival was 91 percent compared with 35 percent for the slowest."

read more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-04/faster-walking-is-linked-in-stu...

Interesting