There’s no doubt that as we age, walking is an essential way to keep us active and moving, which are important activities for healthy aging. But did you know that the way you walk could indicate some health concerns that may afflict you in the future? For example, a recent observational study has found that the speed at which you walk may be a predictor of your risk of dying from heart disease. Read about this study’s findings Here. And there is ongoing research that has found connections between a senior’s gate, and how it changes, and early changes in the brain that can mean a dementia process is taking hold. More research needs to be conducted, but it appears as though attention to whether your walking style has slowed down or become more erratic could lead to pro-active measures against cognitive decline. So before you go out and take a brisk walk, take a look at this Wall Street Journal article Here (paywall).