Thursday, September 20, 2012

Study: Exercise can help you live longer

COPD News of the Day provided a link to an interesting article about how important it is for the aging to stay active.  She blogged that:

Individuals older than 75 who were physically active and participated in social activities lived a median 5.4 years (95% CI 3 to 7.8) longer than those with a less healthy lifestyle and more limited social life, according to Laura Fratiglioni, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
And even those who were 85 and older lived an extra 4 years (95% CI 0.8 to 7.2) if they remained active, the researchers reported online in BMJ.
read this article from MedPage Today - click here
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3 comments:

kelseyuyeyama said...

I believe in this as well. Common sense tells me that this is true, and there are enough studies out now to really support the theory. People should be active no matter how old they are to keep their heart working, blood pumping, and muscles toning. This goes along with the saying "move it or lose it".

Rick Frea said...

Plus if you don't smoke you get to live another extra 13 years, according to studies.

Jasanpreet M. said...

Benefits of exercising is not just limited to long life, but a better life. Just going for a short run outside can revitalize your senses. Try it for a few days and it will become an addiction. Also, issues like stress, anxiety, and depression can be managed with exercise. Change begins with your actions, and not just a thought.