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Physical activity during the day prolongs life: research
- April 4, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
It is no secret that a sedentary lifestyle rather negatively affects the general state of health and thus the longevity of a person — nevertheless, few studies directly pointed to the specific risks of such a lifestyle. Today, however, the results of a rather lengthy and interesting study from the American Cancer Society were presented, which focused on studying the relationship between systematic light exercise with a sedentary lifestyle and increasing life expectancy in general – it is worth noting that the results were very, very unusual.
The study itself began in 1994 and was completed now, in 2019 – during all this time, specialists from the AOR monitored the daily health of more than 55,000 women and 38,000 men from the volunteers of the experiment. Studying various patterns and interrelations between these elements among all volunteers, scientists noticed that those who systematically did 30-minute light physical exercises throughout the day had, and still do, have higher chances of not having the risk of early development of various diseases. that automatically increases their chances of a longer life.
These volunteers have an increase of 45% higher chance of a longer life, and those who worked less than 15 minutes a day, observed a statistical increase of 17%. Thus, this study clearly shows that systematic activity during the day — even if it is easy exercise or a half-hour walk — can increase longevity.
However, the scientists themselves say that despite the fairly accurate statistical results related to the individual characteristics of the health indicators of each of the participants, it still may hide other features and factors associated with an increase in life expectancy in general. It is worth noting the fact that scientists also continue to monitor a particular category of subjects who follow certain types of physical activity.