If you’re an able-bodied person, walking is likely a large part of your daily life. Recently, thanks to the rise of the “hot girl walk," and over the last couple years of the pandemic, walking has become the exercise of the moment.
As it turns out, those daily walks may hold even more value than we realized. A new study has revealed that a slowed gait may actually be tied to dementia in older adults. Data from the participants, which consisted of 19,114 “relatively healthy older people” in the U.S. and Australia, revealed that walking decline may indicate a heightened risk of dementia down the line.