When you walk in pairs, you float on the clouds of love, but slower than walking alone
Walking is good for your health. In the COVID-19 pandemic world, getting out of the house and breathing some air seems to have become a common habit.
When the pace is more lively, the benefits of walking will increase, but how does going out for a walk affect the pace of the company?According to the result A new study from Purdue University In Indiana, USA, we may need to change this preference.
Researchers want to know whether walking with our romantic partner affects walking speed. After timing several groups of couples between the ages of 29 and 79, they have been able to confirm that they walk more slowly when they are together. The details of the study have been published in the journal Gait and Posture.
How do we know that our couple is walking slower
To test their research, the Purdue team analyzed the walking time and speed of 72 romantic couples. Researchers pay attention to romantic partners and believe that their partners tend to ensure that the other person follows a healthy lifestyle, including promoting exercise.
The research team hopes that the slowest couple can speed up their pace to adapt to those who walk faster. To check whether this is the case, they calculated the duration of each person walking alone, walking together, and walking hand in hand.
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In addition, this road also showed two different conditions. One part of the path is free, and the other part includes obstacles. As they verified, on the two types of roads, the speed of couples walking together is at least 0.05 m/s slower, and the speed of walking hand in hand is even much slower. Compared with the speed of an individual walker, these results are justified.
Logically speaking, all participants are slower on the obstacle path. In terms of age and gender, the marriage of elderly couples is slower, and the marriage of women is slower. Researchers believe that a decrease in walking speed may harm health and is even worse for an aging population.
Why measure walking speed
Generally speaking, the speed of walking is related to our health.A kind Research conducted by the University of Sydney, Research in Australia shows that speeding up the pace can reduce the risk of death from any cause, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Increasing walking speed by 0.10 m/s increases the chances of longer life
other A more comprehensive study at the University of PittsburghIn Pennsylvania, USA, data from 35,000 elderly people showed that walking speed increased by only 0.10 m/s, which increased the median survival time.
Although the Purdue University study showed results, the researchers agreed that no matter how fast, any physical exercise is better than nothing. Although future research will definitely determine the effect of couples walking together, we must not forget the health benefits of walking.