Friday, May 24, 2024

Topic: exercise

Up to 5 million premature deaths a year could be prevented if people exercise enough: Report

Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where they can safely walk, run, cycle or engage in other physical activities.

Lack of exercise linked to more severe COVID symptoms and a higher risk of death

Among Covid-19 patients, a lack of exercise is linked to more severe symptoms and a higher risk of death, according to a study covering nearly 50,000 people who were infected with the virus.

How to lower the risk of early death? Run!

If more people took up running, and they wouldn't have to run far or fast, there would likely be substantial improvements in population health and longevity, conclude the researchers.