Get active to live longer!
It has been well documented that physical activity is good for you, but still, there are so many that are inactive.
It’s not too late!
There has been recent scientific evidence that supports the claim, and it gets better. Even if you have a medical condition, or have never exercised before, you can still start now and add years of good health to your life!
Keeping physically active, or becoming more active in middle and older age has been linked to lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels, or existing health problems. Meeting and maintaining the recommended minimum activity levels (150 minutes per week of moderate intensity) would potentially prevent 46% of deaths associated with physical inactivity.
In a study completed between 1993 and 2016, researchers analyzed how long term changes in physical activity can improve the risk of all-cause cardiovascular and cancer deaths. After controlling for existing physical activity and other risk factors such as body weight, diet, medical history , blood pressure and cholesterol levels, higher physical activity levels and increases over time were associated with a lower risk of death. For each day per year increase of being inactive, and working up to the recommended physical activity level per week, the researchers found a 24% loser risk of death from any cause, a 29% lower risk from cardiovascular death and an 11% lower risk of death from cancer.
There is even better news for those that are already active. When physically active adults increased their activity levels even more, the risk of death increases by 42%.
Source: Idea fit tips August 2019
So there is good news for everyone that becoming physically active, is good for your health.