Credit: Maridav | BigStockPhoto.com
Credit: Maridav | BigStockPhoto.com

If You Want To Live Longer…Stop Running And Do THIS Instead.

A new study just came out about sports that increase life expectancy, and jogging is NOT one of them. (or at least in the top 4)

If you want to live as long as possible, take up TENNIS instead.

Researchers tracked over 80,000 people in the U.K. for 15 years, and the ones who regularly played racket sports like tennis and squash were 47% less likely to die over the course of the study.

Swimming was next at 28%, followed by aerobics at 27%, and cycling at 15%. Runners were only 13% less likely to die.

Overall, they found that ANY type of activity is still much better than nothing. People who got at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate exercise a week were 27% less likely to die, regardless of what type of exercise it was.

 

Full story HERE.

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Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 4 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 6 years Nicole, had first baby (a boy) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep!" I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people.