Walking slowly in later life may seem an inevitable part of getting older – but it doesn’t have to be.
A study has found that it is not caused by your brain, weight or nervous system. Instead, researchers say it is simply a loss of muscle strength which makes it harder to move.
And the good news is that simply exercising regularly could fix the problem, helping older people improve walking speed and ability.
A decline in walking can lead to a less active lifestyle, and is directly linked to a lower ten-year survival rate for people at age 75.