Gait speed- walking
Did you know individuals with reduced gait speeds are at higher risk of disability , cognitive impairment, falls and increased mortality.
Preferred habitual gait speed (with walking aid if usually used 0 is best measured 3 times within a few minutes over a distance of 2.5 – 8 metres
Speeds above 1 .0 m/sec are satisfactory
between 0.8 and 1.0 m/sec -would benefit from increased weekly physical activity
between 0.5 – 0.8 m/sec would benefit from resistance and balance training.