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Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases

Are you facing difficulty in taking rapid steps? Beware, it may indicate the risk of chronic heart illness.

 

Older adults with walking problems are at a higher risk of developing heart diseases, a new study says.

 

The study, published in the journal of the American Geriatrics Society, stated that the link between heart disease risk factors and walking difficulties was greater in people belonging to the older age group.

 

Aging enhances the problems of balance, muscle strength and flexibility, physical strength that could also lead to numerous limitations and disabilities.

 

Heart disease risk factors such as smoking, living with diabetes, obesity or being physically inactive were linked to having a slower walking speed, the researchers noted.

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