Last week, research published by British Journal of Sports Medicine have found that running can reduce the risk of early death no matter how long or at what speed you run. The research focused on 14 previous studies based on six different groups of participants, with a total of more than 230,000 people ranging from 5.5 to 35 years. The authors reported that any amount of running, even just once a week, is better than not working at all.
Swimmers have been found to have a 28% lower risk of early death and a 41% lower risk of death due to a stroke or heart disease, according to a 2017 study by Swami England. Over 80,000 people participated. The report says that swimming is a cost-effective, safe and viable exercise for people of all ages, helps older people stay mentally and physically fit and can help children develop physical, cognitive and social skills through swimming lessons.
Scientists who have tried to find the health benefits of various sports have found that regular tennis and badminton sessions reduce the risk of death at any given age by 47%. The study, published by British Journal of Sports Medicine, collected responses from over 80,000 adults 30 years and older, through surveys conducted between 1994 and 2008.
In addition to improving strength, breathing and flexibility, yoga has been found to reduce risk factors for heart disease, such as high body mass index, cholesterol and blood pressure. A study by the American College of Cardiology found that people who combine yoga practice and aerobic exercise, such as running or swimming, had a double reduction in high BMI, cholesterol levels and blood pressure compared to people who participated in only one exercise or another. .
Numerous studies have suggested that sitting too long may be a risk factor for early death. Study published by British Journal of Sports Medicine found that low-level activities, such as walking only 10 to 59 minutes a week, can reduce the risk of death from any cause by 18%.