Covid: Slow walkers 'more likely to die', study finds · People who walk slowly may be nearly four times more likely to die from Covid, a new. Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID, and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the. Slow walking not only means that you will reach your destination later, but it could also take some serious toll on your health. I had not realized the extent to which being a slower walker bothered me until the realization hit me last week. I got in an elevator with a. "We know already that obesity and frailty are key risk factors for COVID outcomes. This is the first study to show that slow walkers have a. Yates' team also reported that slow walkers with a normal weight were at greater risk for severe illness and death from COVID than fast. Those who walked at a speed of less than three miles per hour were considered to be slow walkers, while a steady/average spee was three to four. The study found that slow walkers were also times more likely to develop severe Covid than faster walkers. The risk was uniformly high in. A new study found slow walkers have a much higher risk of contracting severe COVID and of dying from the virus, regardless of weight. SLOW walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID, and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the.