Even at 70, Cut Your Risk of Dying by 40% … Free!

Not just heart disease, but this method can help you:

  • Improve blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Improve blood cholesterol
  • Lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

(Reference: The Benefits of Walking)

For 12 years, the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences followed more than 5,000 men aged 40 to 50 and discovered that 30 minutes a day of physical activity, 6 days a week, reduced the risk of death by 40%! Even at the age of 73 years, they found physical activity made a significant difference in longevity.

Another study that reviewed 12 other research studies found that approximately 30 min of normal walking a day for 5 days a week was associated with 19% reduction of heart disease and it confirmed that these benefits are valid for men and women.

My favorite way of walking for exercise is to do Interval Walking. That’s 3 minutes of strenuous walking, followed by 3 minutes of strolling, followed by 3 minutes of strenuous walking, followed by 3 minutes of strolling on and off for a total of 30 minutes.

The attention to how long I’ve walked and when to change my pace keeps my interest. Also, I try to find different routes to take so I change up the scenery.

Try walking 30 minutes a day for 5 or more days a week for just two weeks and see how you feel. I’ll bet you’ll thank me.


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Bee July 20, 2015 at 4:03 am

I’m going to certainly try it. I’m not yet 70 years old, but will be in a few years. Will let you kno what happens. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and really have no excuse for not doing so, but reading this article certainly encouraged me. Thank you!!!!


Michelle Morrison July 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

My husband and I both use to walk a lot but due to health issues that has all changed. I almost lost my husband in March of 2014 – finding out he was in congestive heart failure and things did not look good at all – he also has a very bad ankle so for him to do any walking at all is almost impossible. He has been on a lot of meds which we are not use to as we have gone in the other direction back 1995 using supplements, eating as healthy as possible. All of a sudden my husband has been complaining about being cold when it is up in the high 80′s, 90′s and even into the 100′s – not sure what is causing this??? As for me I am dealing with 3 areas of back issues so for me to try and walk a lot that has been almost impossible – so use to love the walks to relieve stress, and just felt so much better. I have done the cleanse once and felt so good, lost weight, inches, no joint pain, lots of energy and it was such a good feeling. I so want to build up my body and not be in the shape I am – I am 68 and husband is 76.


Jackie Roberson September 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm

I am going for a walk-be back in 30 minutes. :) I will send my results in a few weeks.


Nancy Frisch March 20, 2017 at 3:26 am

Great subject line. Great article. Have urged my 74-year old husband to get back to walking 30 minutes a day, like he used to… so he can live longer!

Thank you, Peter!


Allan March 20, 2017 at 3:41 am

This is not enough. I do p90x and insanity cardio workouts and I’m 61. I have the body of someone 35. About an hour a day including weight training is needed. Walking is not enough


Deyanira Roque March 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

What if I can not go outside for a walk? Would using a treadmill at home be of benefit, in your opinion? Thanks for sharing this.


Peter Glickman May 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm

A tread mill is better than not exercising, but there is another benefit of being outside. It gives you space. Space increases a person’s ability to experience being alive.


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