How to get in shape and live longer in Florida
A new study by University of South Florida researchers has found that getting more exercise and eating healthy foods can help you live longer.
The study found that people who exercised daily and ate healthy food were at lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and cancer, and were also at a lower risk for Type 2 diabetes and premature death.
The findings, released Monday, are based on a review of research conducted in more than 20 countries.
The research found that physical activity and eating healthier foods had similar effects on the health of people who live longer and are at a higher risk for premature death, and had similar health benefits in the context of the overall burden of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
Dr. David Schoen, the lead author of the study and a professor of epidemiology at UFS, said that the results suggest that the health benefits of physical activity are largely driven by the long-term health benefits.
“The good news is that there is a connection between physical activity, eating healthy and exercise, and longevity,” he said.
“There is also a connection, but the good news about the link is that physical inactivity has not yet been demonstrated to be a causal factor in premature death.”
The researchers conducted the analysis by analyzing data from more than 50,000 people who participated in the International Longitudinal Study of Aging.
They analyzed data from countries in Europe, the Americas and Australia and used the International Health Interview Survey, which measures how people in countries have changed over time, as well as data from the World Health Organization.
Schoen said that physical exercise was found to be the best predictor of longevity.
“Physical exercise was not just a marker for longevity, it was also a marker of physical inefficiency,” he explained.
“In the context, people with lower socioeconomic status and low education were less likely to be physically active, and so these groups were also less likely than those with higher socioeconomic status, to be able to exercise.
And so that was really a direct consequence of lower physical activity.”
Dr. Peter Gourlay, an associate professor of medicine at UF who is also the lead researcher of the National Institute of Health study, said the results were interesting, but more work is needed to understand the mechanism behind their benefits.
In addition, the researchers said, there are a lot of unanswered questions about the mechanisms behind the link between physical inattention and health.
“It is certainly possible that physical activities, including walking, biking and walking, and eating well, and exercise may have protective effects on health,” Gourlie said.
“However, it is also possible that the associations between physical activities and mortality are due to the interaction between physical and psychological factors that are independent of physical activities.
In particular, it may be that the physical activity-health relationship may be explained by people’s attitudes about health.”
Researchers said they will continue to study the effects of physical exercise and nutrition in relation to longevity.
The paper, titled Physical Activity and Mortality in the Global Perspective, was published in the journal Epidemiology.
It was co-authored by researchers at Uppsala University, University of Turku and the University of Oslo.