In a study presented today at European Society of Cardiology Congress, researchers have made a bold claim.
If you want to live a nice long healthy life, the intensity of your workout is more important than the duration.
During their research, they found that men who cycled with fast intensity survived 5.3 years longer than slow cyclists. Average intensity male cyclists survived 2.9 years longer than the slow cyclists.
For women, the averages dropped to 3.9 years for fast cyclists and 2.2 for average speed cyclists.
For both sexes, these numbers were even more pronounced for coronary heart disease mortality.
According to Dr. Peter Schnor, “this study suggests that a greater part of the daily physical activity in leisure time should be vigorous, based on the individuals own perception of intensity”. And it’s not just cycling. Dr. Schnor has published similar results for all-cause mortality in relation to walking.
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