Healio reported, “Healthy adults who reported long-term, guideline-recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity were less likely to die of any cause during decades of follow-up compared with those reporting no exercise.”
The study team came to this conclusion after analyzing “data from 116,221 adults from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, in which researchers assessed self-reported leisure-time physical activity via questionnaires, repeated up to 15 times during follow-up.”
The best association with lower premature mortality was achieved by performing:
This study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Meanwhile, Medscape reports that another group of researchers reported “a large prospective cohort study” in which they found that “Participating in certain physical and mentally stimulating activities may be protective against dementia.”
The researchers found:
at least when compared with participants least adherent to these activity patterns.
The journal Neurology published the study. You can learn more in my book Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices for a Healthier, Happier You.
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