Vigorous exercise leads to longer span of life.
Sweat is out to have more of Life
New Delhi, April 8: If sensitizing people for longer and quality life be the aim of all world health days, here is the latest tip Down Under. A large Australian study has remarkably shown.
So one of the important takeaways of World Health Day is – sweat it out, if you want to have more of life.
The findings of the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, have concluded that even bits of vigorous activities could help reduce risk of early death and lead to longevity.
The study has been done on middle-aged and older adults. Lead author Klaus Gebel from James Cook University says, ‘The benefits of vigorous activity applied to men and women of all ages, and were independent of the total amount of time being spent active. The results indicate that whether or not you are obese, and whether or not you have heart disease or diabetes, if you can manage some vigorous activity it could offer significant benefits for longevity.’
The study includes following 204,542 people for more than six years and comparing those who engaged in only moderate activity (such as gentle swimming, social tennis, or household chores) with those who included at least some vigorous activity (such as jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis).
The mortality rate for those who reported up to 30 per cent vigorous activity was nine per cent lower than those who reported no vigorous activity. For those whose exercise routine was vigorous for more than 30 percent of the time, the rate of mortality was reduced by 13 percent.