• Brisk Walking Can Reduce Hip Fracture Risk in Men by 62%

    Hip fractures in older adults can be severely debilitating and can lead to significant medical expenses, but a study published in the American Journal of Public Health (“Physical Activity and Inactivity and Risk of Hip Fractures in Men” – April 2014) suggests that 4 hours of walking each week can significantly reduce hip fracture risk later in life.

    Data from a study of nearly 36,000 men, conducted over a 24-year period, revealed that men who walked 4 or more hours a week at a brisk pace had a 62% lower risk of hip fracture than men who walked fewer than 4 hours a week, and that even men who walked 4 or more hours a week at a slower pace experienced a 43% lower risk of fracture than men who walked fewer than 4 hours a week.

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