4 Sports That Will Prolong Your Life

4 Sports That Will Prolong Your Life

Exercising can help fight depression, improve heart function, and even prevent cancer.

Scientists found out that people who were involved in specific sports decreased the likelihood of developing diseases and increased their possible life expectancy.

1. Tennis or badminton (any sport with a racket)

According to scientists, tennis, squash, and badminton bring the greatest health benefits: constant movement makes the heart, lungs, and muscles work all the time. According to a study, sports with a racket reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 56%. This is more than any other sport.

2. Aerobics

Aerobics is all that is associated with low intensity and constant physical activity. It includes dances, gymnastics, light jogging. According to scientists, such physical exercises can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 36%.

3. Swimming

Swimming is suitable for a full workout of the whole body, when only muscles work and the joints rest. Swimming will help you lose weight and strengthen your cardiovascular system. For those recovering from injuries or surgeries, swimming is a great sport because the risk of getting any damage is very low. According to the researchers, swimming can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 41%.

4. Cycling

Cycling makes the muscles of the abdomen, arms, and shoulders work, improves the sense of balance, and also helps to develop joint flexibility. Moreover, constant pedaling causes the production of endorphins – hormones of happiness.

According to studies, cycling can help extend your life by 15%. Scientists also found that cycling to work can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

According to the researchers, any physical activity brings only benefits to the body, and people themselves must choose what kind of sport they want to do.

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