New research shows that who walk more at the age of 45 may be more to age faster. Scientists said that slower walkers who are in their forties and fifties could get more quickly than faster walkers. This ageing could be both physically and . The scientists said walking speed could help understand more about the age-related health that people have. Doctors already knew that older people who walked slowly were more likely to have health problems. They wanted to find out if this was the for younger people. Researcher Terrie Moffitt said: "Doctors know that slow walkers in their 70s and 80s tend to die than fast walkers their same ."
The researchers conducted a and looked at test of 904 people. The people in the tests had records of health checks from throughout their lives. For some participants, these records went back to when they were three years old. The researchers used data on the of the participants. They looked at how quickly people could calculate and how good their was. They also did tests on the participants at walking speeds. The scientists asked the participants to say the while walking at a normal speed and fast speed. They scanned the participants' and found that people who walked more slowly showed less brain while saying the alphabet