People who exercise and are fit live longer

A latest study indicates that the people over 60 or more who exercise and are fit live longer as compared to the people of same group with no exercise or inactive routine. The earlier research showed that obesity and inactivity can increase the risk of death in middle aged adults.


"We observed that fit individuals who were obese ... had a lower risk of all-cause mortality than did unfit, normal-weight, or lean individuals," said the study's lead author Dr Xuemei Sui. "Our data therefore suggest that fitness levels in older individuals influence the association of obesity to mortality," he added.


Physical fitness was assessed via treadmill exercise and obesity was calculated by body mass index, waist size and body fat percentage.

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Written by Brad

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5 comments:

DrDave@fat2trim.com said...

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nd said...

Couldn't agree more....
Exercise keeps one active and athletic.
I have recently lost a lot of weight only through exercise and diet control and now I can forget to brush my teeth but not to hit the gym.
I relish myself...

Brooklyn said...

Well said... The benefits of a good workout are well-known and numerous. Exercises are very helpful to an individual on any age. It helps us to be fit.

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