Walking 11 minutes “in a silly way” can make you live longer

Walking in a “stupid way” for 11 minutes a day would have beneficial effects on the body, according to a new scientific study.

Mockery does not kill, on the contrary. This, in a sense, is the conclusion of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal and reported by the Sun. According to her, walking in a “stupid way” on a daily basis would have beneficial effects on the body. Specifically, exaggerated steps like those in the famous Monty Python sketch (video below if you don’t have the reference) would make us burn more calories, improve physical fitness and reduce the risk of dying young.

To reach this conclusion, the researchers recruited 13 healthy adults aged 22 to 71, with no history of heart or lung disease and no known gait disorder. They engaged in three types of walking, but only one resulted in significantly higher energy expenditure than usual walking. Named “Teabag”, it consists of moving forward with slightly bent legs, interspersed with high kicks and back jumps.

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“A powerful way to improve fitness”

“The dirt may have inadvertently touched a powerful way to improve fitness,” explained the author of the study, Professor Glenn Gaesser, from the University of Arizona in the United States, while specifying that one should indulge in this activity for 11 minutes a day to reduce the risk of death by 10%.

Despite numerous widespread campaigns to improve physical fitness and encourage people to move more, global inactivity rates have not changed over the past 20 years. As the government reminds us on its website, we must try to gradually achieve at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day of moderate to high intensity.

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