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Exercise And 7 Other Habits That Slow Biological Aging by 6 Years!: Study.

In the eternal quest for longevity, recent studies emphasize that simple lifestyle changes can significantly impact health and longevity.

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 highlighted eight healthy habits capable of slowing biological aging by up to 6 years (Source: Medical News Today).

These habits include maintaining a healthy diet, weight, and sleep hygiene, abstaining from tobacco, blood sugar, managing cholesterol, and blood pressure, and crucially, staying physically active.

In the latest episode of the In Conversation podcast by Medical News Today, the focus turns to the connection between exercise and a prolonged, healthy life.

Dr. Borja del Pozo Cruz, a principal researcher in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Cadiz, and Dr. Edwina Brocklesby, renowned as “Iron Gran” for completing an Ironman Triathlon at 72, delve into the nuances of how different forms of exercise influence mortality risk.

Analyzing data from 500,705 participants over a 10-year period, Dr. del Pozo Cruz’s study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a balanced combination of activities is most effective.

Approximately 75 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, over 150 minutes of vigorous exercise, and at least two strength training sessions per week were associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality.

This reinforces the idea that a holistic approach, incorporating various forms of exercise, is key to unlocking the potential for a longer and healthier life.

For those who are not athletic, or want to get done with the minimum amount of effort, the research has a hack for them, too!

With even 2 minutes of vigorous exercise, they can reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues. And even less than 10 minutes of such activity can halve the risk from 4% within 5 years.

Thus, exercise, while maintaining the seven other habits, can have a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of adults.

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