A study suggests that prolonged vigorous or moderate exercise is linked to a lower risk of death. Lucie Wicker/Getty Images Regular exercise is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. However, there was limited evidence looking at the impact of exercise intensity on these risks.
A new analysis of over 100,000 participants, reviewed over a 30-year follow-up period, has shown that vigorous or moderate exercise is linked to the lowest risk of death.
Experts say taking small steps to move more can help one improve their health, and it’s important for individuals to consider their own unique circumstances and physical ability.
It is well known that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life . People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing several long-term (chronic) conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Studies show that physical activity also boosts self-esteem and mood, and can also help people to have better quality sleep. However, while getting enough exercise is important, the intensity of the exercise should also be considered.
A recent analysis published in Circulation investigated the link between long-term physical activity intensity and the risk of death.
The study found that adults who perform two to four times the currently recommended amount of moderate or vigorous physical activity per week had a significantly reduced risk of death.
The 2018 physical activity guidelines recommend that adults engage in at least 150 to 300 […]