If you’ve been looking for ways to convince friends or loved ones who are physically inactive to start exercising, the shocking results of a new study by Cambridge University might help: lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity.
The enormous study, spanning 12 years and involving more than 330,000 people, showed that avoiding inactivity reduced the risk of premature death by almost twice as much as having a body mass below obesity levels. The most dramatic improvements in life expectancy were between those people who were generally inactive and those who got even a little regular exercise.
Professor Ulf Ekelund, who led the study, said: “This is a simple message: just a small amount of physical activity each day could have substantial health benefits for people who are physically inactive.
Although we found that just 20 minutes would make a difference, we should really be looking to do more than this – physical activity has many proven health benefits and should be an important part of our daily life.”
The good news is that getting the exercise we need for a longer, healthier life doesn’t have to be painful, difficult or boring…as so many of bellicon’s customers can affirm. The bellicon provides an extremely effective, enjoyable total-body exercise with a single convenient device. If you or someone you care about is looking for a way to transition to a healthier lifestyle, we would like to encourage you to learn more about the bellicon mini-trampoline.
Here’s a link to the Cambridge University article about the study.