Everybody may desire to live a healthy, long life and little physical activity seems to help fulfill this wish. According to a latest research triggered by investigators from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, a light or moderate intensity physical activity like walking or cycling seems to significantly decline the risk of early death.The findings enlighten the benefits of physical activity to not only remain fit but also elevate chances of leading a longer life.
The research findings claimed to be coupled together with the largest studies around the world. These analyses probably concentrate on the health impact of light and moderate intensity physical activity. The investigators ascertain that most people benefiting from light or moderate activity were the ones who would barely do any physical activity. More physical activity is not bad, but in this research the scientists highlight benefits gained from less amount of physical activity.
James Woodcock, lead researcher, remarked, “This research confirms that is not just exercising hard that is good for you but even moderate everyday activities, like walking and cycling, can have major health benefits. Just walking to the shops or walking the children to school can lengthen your life – as well as bringing other benefits for well-being and the environment.”
Acquiring the recommended levels of physical activity seems to be appropriate for staying fit. It was suggested that moderate intensity activity for 30 minutes a day on 5 days a week decreases the risk of death by 19% by 95% confidence interval 15% to 24%. Putting in 7 hours per week of moderate activity may reduce the risk of death by 24% with 95% CI 19% to 29% as compared to no activity.
The research is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.