Study: 25-minute walk every day can add 7 years to your life
A 25-minute walk every day can add seven years to your life. Scientists have introduced new research which demonstrates that moderate yet general activity such as exercise can decrease the impacts of the aging process and increase the average normal life span.
The study was completed by a group at Saarland University in Germany and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.
They took a group of non-exercising but otherwise healthy individuals and a group of non-smoking people for an exercise program.
It demonstrated that “aerobic exercise, high intensity interval training and strength training all have a positive impact on markers of aging.”
Sanjay Sharma, a professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports at St. George’s University Hospital in London, has noted that moderate activity lessens the danger of kicking the bucket from a heart assault in your 50s and 60s significantly. He said that everybody should be doing any kind of exercise for around 20 to 25 minutes a day, whether it’s a brisk walk to cycling.
He said: “This study is very relevant. It suggests that when people exercise regularly, they may be able to retard the process of aging.”
He also said that although we may never actually prevent ourselves from getting older, we can still delay how we age.
“We may look more youthful when we’re 70 and may live into our 90s.”
According to Sharma, exercise can buy you three to seven additional years to your life. It helps with depression and improves cognitive function.
Although individuals who have a heart condition shouldn’t run, they should take a brisk walk to a point where they can still talk, but not sing.
He said activity will bring advantages whatever age or condition you are in.
Individuals who begin exercising at 70 years old are less likely to develop a condition called atrial fibrillation, a disturbance of the heart rhythm, which affects individuals over 80 years of age.
“The more dynamic you are, and it doesn’t make a difference when you begin, the more advantage you are going to have.
We prescribe individuals who have cardiovascular infection or had myocardial dead tissue or heart inability to be physically dynamic, in light of the fact that it’s advantageous for them; so there’s truly no reason for healthy people not to exercise as well.”