Title

Human ethology: Age and sex differences in mall walking

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Publication Date

1997-01-01

Volume

85

Issue

3 PART I

First Page

845

Last Page

846

Abstract

Well-controlled experimental research has examined the biomechanical aspects of walking in homo sapiens on a track. The research reported here also examined cadence, velocity, and stride length for estimated ages ranging from 15 to over 55 years but in a shopping mall. Women at all ages walked faster than men in the mall setting which was opposite to what was found in the track research. Apparendy context may influence how fast people walk. Hunter-gatherer differences could explain these results. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 1997.

DOI

10.2466/pms.1997.85.3.845

https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.1997.85.3.845

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