Not exercising is worse than smoking, diabetes or heart dise
A new study shows that not exercising could be as bad for the health as smoking, heart disease and diabetes.

The study was published in the latest issue of the JAMA Network Open journal and evaluated the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality.

For the purpose of the study, the researchers followed up health, exercise and lifestyle data of 122,007 participants over 23 years to reach these conclusions. Women seemed to benefit more in terms of health when they included exercise in their routines. In addition people of all ages benefited in terms of health when they exercised regularly.

The authors write, “Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associated with long-term mortality with no observed upper limit of benefit. Extremely high aerobic fitness was associated with the greatest survival and was associated with benefit in older patients and those with hypertension.”

Read more about the study here: https://pxmd.co/zgB7o

Original article in JAMA can be read here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2707428
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