Effects Of Exercise On Longevity
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You may have been leading a sedentary life until now, but it is time to let go of the laziness and begin exercising. Once you know the effects of exercise on longevity, you can be sure that you will not return your inactive lifestyle.
Exercise helps not only to reduce weight, it also helps in reducing stress, building endurance of muscles, and reducing the risk of certain diseases, such as heart ailments and diabetes. (See Reference 1) Now, you must be wondering how exercise and longevity are connected.
There is sufficient research to show that exercise has a positive effect on longevity. Researchers have found that the mortality rate is lower among men who exercised, as long as the exercise is done vigorously. In addition, it was found that men who exercised more often tend to have lower rates of mortality compared to those who did not exercise frequently. Another research shows that doing vigorous exercise helps to reduce the rate of mortality among both genders by twenty to thirty-five percent. While another study showed that by doing exercise and remaining active, a person can reduce the risk of death by as a whopping fifty percent. (See Reference 1)
Research on less vigorous exercise like walking or doing gardening does not have the same benefits as vigorous exercising, such as running, jogging and bicycling. Hence, a person can expect modest effects when it comes to longevity. On the other hand, even less vigorous exercise does help to burn calories, and hence, it helps in reducing obesity. So, in this way it can help in increasing the lifespan. Researchers claim that those looking to live longer should exercise, even if it is a low intensity workout. (See Reference 1)
There is sufficient scientific evidence to prove the effects of exercise on longevity. This is especially true for vigorous exercising. It helps to reduce a person's chance of dying prematurely. In addition, it helps to reduce the risk of getting diseases, like diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, that could result in early death. (See Reference 1)
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