Increased Physical Activity For Adults Prevents Early Deaths, Study Says

August 22, 2019

Increased physical activity for middle-aged and older people could help prevent early deaths, according to a new study. 

The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences research indicated inactive people are faced with a risk of death fives times higher than those who are active. 

CNN was the first to report on the study’s findings. 

Researchers evaluated the activity by separating it into categories it labeled light, moderate and vigorous. 

The study included participants in the U.S. and in Western Europe tracked over about a six-year period. The average age of participants was 62. 

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends adults do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity. 

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