physical inactivity and premature death

The research workers discovered that the biggest decrease in risk of premature death occurred in the contrast between reasonably non-active and inactive group of people, judged by combining activity at work with leisurely activity; just under a quarter (22.7 %) of participators were categorised as physical inactive, reporting no recreational activity in combination with a sedentary occupation. The authors estimate that doing exercise equivalent to just a TWENTY minute quick walk each day– burning off between 90 and 110 kcal (‘calories’)– would likely take a person from the inactive to somewhat non-active group and reduce their risk of premature death by between 16-30 %. The effect was biggest amongst standard body weight people, but even those with higher BMI saw a reward.

‘Healthy Obesity’ A Myth, Study Says

Physical inactivity has been consistently associated with an increased death rate

According to a new study, despite normal metabolic levels, obese people are still at higher risk of premature death due to physical inactivity, and compared to those at normal weight.

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To gauge the link concerning physical inactivity and premature death, and its relationship with obesity, research workers evaluated information from 334,161 men and women all around Europe participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study. Over an average of TWELVE years, the research workers measured height, waist and weight circumference, and used self-assessment to measure levels of physical activity. The results are published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Physical inactivity has indeed been persistently related with a multiplied possibility of early mortality, as well as being linked with a more significant possibility of conditions such as heart disease and cancer. It may also add to an increased body mass index (BMI) and obesity, the association with early death is independent of an individual’s BMI.

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