A Longer Life – Another Benefit of Aerobic Activity

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Aerobic Activity

We all know that aerobic fitness is a fundamental of living well. Did you know that cardio fitness is linked to a longer life? A study by JAMA Network Open (results were published online Oct. 19, 2018) of over 120,000 people (59% of them men) over 14 years proved that increased cardio fitness levels were directly associated with longer lives. People with the highest aerobic fitness levels lived the longest, especially among those over age 70.

While it is likely that the fittest were already fit at age 70 and able to retain a high level of fitness, therefore contributing to longevity, there was a significant association between higher aerobic fitness and longevity across all age groups. Pursuing aerobic fitness not only makes you well, it makes you feel well and live well.

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copyright: 12 March 2019