Your life is in your hands

Your life is in your hands

Now is the time to start exercising! You can extend your life and make you live it healthy and fit to the end.

Regular physical activity between the ages of 30 and 50 increases the chance not only of a longer life, but also of healthy aging free of chronic diseases.

It has long been known that keeping the heart and respiratory system in good shape reduces the risk of sudden death, but the extent to which exercise affects the risk of heart disease in old age is unknown.

It turns out that fitness does not delay the inevitable but rather reduces the risk of developing typical chronic diseases at an advanced age, said the study’s author, Professor of Medicine Dr. Garrett Perry.

Over the course of 40 years, 18,670 patients were examined and 250,000 medical records were collected. Their analysis showed that a 20% increase in physical activity in middle age (30-50 years old) by 20% reduces the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer for the next two decades, that is, when a person is 70-85 years old. year.

People who exercise regularly in middle age are healthier, suffer from fewer chronic diseases and have a higher quality of life than those who do not exercise. This effect persisted until death. Both sexes are affected by this positive effect of exercise on health.

Thus, exercise such as walking, jogging, cycling and swimming translate not only to a longer life, but also to a better one.

To be able to count on these effects, you need to start moving (or keep exercising) in your 30s, 40s or 50s at the latest and devote 2.5 hours per week to moderate or high-intensity physical activity. It’s not really much, just over 20 minutes each day. This time can be divided into shorter sections, for example twice a day for 10 minutes. It can be done!



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