Fifteen minutes devoted to light physical exercises, significantly increase the chances of the elderly to live a long life. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by a group of French specialists under the direction of David Jupina from the University of Saint-Etienne. Previously it was assumed that truly useful can only be a significantly longer charge.
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For 12 years, scientists have observed more than a thousand people whose age at the beginning of the study was 65 years. They also used the data of another, much larger group of 122 417 people, which was observed in the decade from about 60 years.
According to the researchers, the risk of dying prematurely among people daily who had dedicated fifteen minutes of charging, was 22 percent lower than among those who prefer to physical exercise no time to devote. The researchers argue that even such a short exercise helped people to avoid problems with the cardiovascular system and to keep a strong memory.
According to scientists, their research shows that even a short time devoted to physical exercise can be very healthy. With more prolonged exercise, as shown by obtained specialists results get a significant result: those participants who have devoted a particular physical exercise two and a half hours daily, reduced the risk of premature death by 35 percent.
The researchers emphasize that they in no case do not encourage older people to rapidly change their habits and start to pace yourself a lot of exercise without prior training — like, according to scientists, it is hardly really useful. However, experts believe that some physical activity in the elderly can be useful to almost everyone.Related posts: