Simple and Fun Activities That Delay Death

by Daniel / May 18, 2017 / 0 comments

Exercising on a regular can improve your life, but what about making your life longer? Exercising can extend your life but it depends on the type of exercise. There are certain exercises that can improve your cardiovascular health, meaning that you are less likely to die from a stroke or heart condition.

According to Dr. Pekka Oja, from the UKK Institute of Health Promotion Research based in Finland, there is a lot of evidence that shows the importance of physical activity to our health. The World Health Organization suggests common physical activity without going into specifics.  Dr. Oja and his team wanted to focus on the long-term benefits of physical activity because many studies concentrated on short-term benefits.

The main aim of this research was to know whether exercises delays death from cardiovascular complications and other causes. They also wanted to know the physical activity that has the most benefits.

Data was collected and analyzed by the professor and his team from 11 yearly health surveys from Scotland and England. The studies were run between 1994 and 2008 and involved 80,306 adults with an average age of 52 years.

Each participant of this study reported the type of exercise they had done in the last one month and whether it made them sweat or breathless. The exercises were as follows:

Cycling

Walking

Running

Swimming

Rugby

Football (soccer)

Tennis, badminton or squash

Aerobics

The participants were tracked for nine years and during this time, 8,790 of them died of various causes. 1,909 died from stroke or heart ailment. Through the data collected they found that the risk of death was:

47 percent lower among those who took part in racquet sports

28 percent lower among swimmers

27 percent lower among those who were aerobic dancers

And 15 percent among cyclists

This data shows the importance of regular exercising and the sports that are most effective. Regular exercising reduces the risks of death.