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Extra exercise may lead to a longer life
- By Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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Does exercising more than the federal guidelines recommend prevent more deaths from cardiovascular causes? A new study suggests the answer is yes — although the longevity gains are fairly modest.
The study, published Aug. 16, 2022, in Circulation, included more than 100,000 people who were followed over a 30-year period. Every two years, participants reported the average amount of time they spent per week doing moderate or vigorous activity. Examples of moderate activity included walking and calisthenics (such as jumping jacks and push-ups); vigorous activity included jogging, cycling, and swimming.
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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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