Question and answer
Explain how regular participation in physical activity can increase life expectancy.
Physical activity reduces many major mortality risk factors including arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. [ All-cause mortality is decreased by about 30% to 35% in physically active as compared to inactive subjects. The purpose of this paper was to synthesize the literature on life expectancy in relation to physical activity.
A systematic PubMed search on life expectancy in physically active and inactive individuals was performed. In addition, articles comparing life expectancy of athletes compared to that of nonathletes were reviewed. Results of 13 studies describing eight different cohorts suggest that regular physical activity is associated with an increase of life expectancy by 0.4 to 6.9 years. Eleven studies included confounding risk factors for mortality and revealed an increase in life expectancy by 0.4 to 4.2 years with regular physical activity. Eleven case control studies on life expectancy in former athletes revealed consistently greater life expectancy in aerobic endurance athletes but inconsistent results for other athletes. None of these studies considered confounding risk factors for mortality. In conclusion, while regular physical activity increases life expectancy, it remains unclear if high-intensity sports activities further increase life expectancy. ]
Expert answered|dailyduty|Points 0|
Question
Asked 9/12/2013 2:57:03 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
25,057,408 questions answered
Popular Conversations
The payment of accounts payable would A. increase both assets and ...
Weegy: The payment of accounts payable would decrease assets and increase liabilities. User: An expense should be ...
5/4/2016 8:26:28 AM| 2 Answers
Public schools in America during the late 1800s wanted immigrants to ...
Weegy: A and plz rate me good
5/4/2016 1:07:23 PM| 2 Answers
What are the major bodies of water in Central Asia?
Weegy: bays, canals, channels, falls, gulfs, lakes, oceans, rivers, seas and straits are the major bodies of water . ...
5/4/2016 3:36:37 PM| 2 Answers
What was the first armed conflict of the Cold War? A. the Korean ...
Weegy: A) love of labor User: What was the outcome of the Vietnam War? A. South Vietnam became democratic. B. The ...
5/4/2016 9:15:47 PM| 2 Answers
what is a gong?
5/5/2016 7:07:26 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 209 [Total 209] Ratings 8 Comments 129 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 158 [Total 158] Ratings 2 Comments 128 Invitations 1 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
Points 142 [Total 12394] Ratings 2 Comments 122 Invitations 0 Online
S
L
P
P
P
Points 40 [Total 3417] Ratings 0 Comments 40 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 38 [Total 107] Ratings 0 Comments 38 Invitations 0 Offline
S
R
Points 10 [Total 732] Ratings 0 Comments 10 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 178] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 48] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.