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Can Exercise help us live longer?

"Generation 100 will determine whether exercise training leads to more active and healthier years, and will establish reference values for several important measures such as fitness level, daily physical activity, muscle strength, pulmonary function, cognitive function, "mental health," quality of life and balance," says Dr. Dorthe Stensvold, Postdoctor at K. G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine -- Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) and leader of the study.

Participant inclusion started in 2012, and by May 2013 a total of 1567 participants had been included into the study. The participants were randomized to either five years of twice weekly sessions of high intensity training, moderate intensity training, or to a control group receiving current physical activity advice. Clinical examinations, physical tests, and questionnaires were administered to all participants at baseline and after one year, and will be repeated after three and five years. Participants will be followed up by linking to 10 relevant registries.

"Studies suggest that exercise has a tremendous preventative effect on morbidity and premature death, but these findings need to be confirmed" Dr. Stensvold says.

If proven beneficial, exercise as medicine is an inexpensive, accessible and available treatment with few negative side effects, for the ever-growing ageing population.

We at Healthcare RM know that by starting exercise at a young age, we can start the health benefits early! It can reduce premature ageing, reduce illnesses and make us feel better, yet in the UK, 60% of men and 70% of women don't do enough physical exercise. So to improve your quality of life for the rest of your life, get active now! What's stopping you?

If you're asking yourself "how can I get healthier?", "how can I get fitter?", "how can I lose weight?" or "how can I live longer?"....we have the answers! All you need to do is call us!

Article can be found here with the original study found here.

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