The muscular young male survive longer

November 21 [Wed], 2012, 16:39
Sweden experts tracked one million teenage boy 24 years found that low muscle strength - weak arm and leg muscles and weak control - all in increasing the risk of an early death.

Researchers examined the physical activity levels and BMIs of nearly 650,000 people in a combined analysis of six long-term studies, and found that after 10 years, physical activity extended life across the board.

In fact, the researchers found that even if you’re overweight, brisk walking for up to 75 minutes per week can add 1.8 years (on average) to your life expectancy.

“This data really underscores just how important physical activity is for health and for longevity,” says lead study author Steven Moore, Ph.D., a National Cancer Institute research fellow.

The big takeaway: Even if you regularly hit the gym and don’t drop a ton of pounds, breaking a sweat still benefits you in the long run, Moore says.

On the flip side, just because the scale says you’re skinny, it doesn’t automatically mean you’re healthy. “The data showed that being inactive but still maintaining a normal weight was actually associated with 3.1 fewer years of life,” says Moore.

What gives? “Exercise may extend your life expectancy by helping your body stave off fatal diseases,” he says. But without it, a slim body can turn into a sick body.
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