Thursday, March 28, 2019

Exercise More; Live Longer

Here’s some news you can use. Exercise, the medical profession has proved for the umpteenth time, reduces the risk of early death.

You knew this already, but there’s no harm in being reminded. From the UPI (via Maggie’s Farm)

Getting just a small amount of exercise each day may significantly cut the risk of early death, new research shows.

Replacing 30 minutes of sitting time each day with moderate to vigorous exercise was associated with a 45 percent lower risk of death, according to a study published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Those results were shown in people already putting in 17 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous exercise. People on this workout regime were also more likely to be thinner, more educated and less likely to smoke, leading them to suffer fewer strokes, heart attacks and early deaths.

Within the same group, replacing the 30 minutes of sitting with light exercise was linked to a 14 percent risk of death.

And finally:

"These findings suggest that the replacement of modest amounts of sitting time with even light physical activity may have the potential to reduce the risk of premature death among less active adults," conclude the authors.

1 comment:

Ares Olympus said...

I think I saw this before, unsure if the same, originally from January? I'll have to catch up with my FitBit friends and ask if its still motivating them to stay active every day. Otherwise a simple pedometer has worked well for me.