"Why Do You Walk So Fast?"

August 23, 2021

"Why Do You Walk So Fast?"

May 29, 2023

Many of our Sabbatical Sessions guests ask for time alone with me and my co-founders, Jeff and Christine. I often recommend a walk and talk, and, I guess, I’ve earned a bit of a reputation for being a "zippy Chippy."

I tend to walk fast. Not because I want to end the conversation quickly, but since I no longer run on the beach, I love the idea of exercising and conversing at the same time.

I was feeling a little guilty about the fact that people feel they have to keep up with me until I recently read that how fast you walk after age 60 is a good gauge of longevity. Your walking speed can predict dementia, shorter life spans, and depression. To learn more, check out this study in the most widely read and highly-cited, peer-reviewed neurology journal.

Here’s a video of me talking about where I learned to walk fast: San Francisco.

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