Peta Bee on how many steps you really needPeta BeeThe Times
Could a daily walk be even better for our health than we thought? Scientists have discovered some remarkable benefits — several new studies show that walking not only blasts fat, but also boosts longevity and has a dramatic anti-ageing effect on the body.
In the latest of these revelations, due to be published in the journal Communications Biology in the next few weeks, Thomas Yates, a professor in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health at the University of Leicester, alongside colleagues investigating the health benefits of daily walking, showed that walkers who adopt a quick pace can have a biological age 15 years younger than those who take their time.
Yates and his team at the National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre