Want to live longer? Start exercising more, study says

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CTV News Channel Using data from exercise stress tests, researchers at Cleveland Clinic developed a method to calculate someone’s “physiological age” based on how their heart responds during and after exercising. Those who believe that age is just a number may be right, according to a new study that suggests exercise performance may be a better predictor of how long you’ll live than your age. More than 126,000 patients participated in the study, which involved a treadmill test that became progressively more difficult. Researchers monitored the patient’s exercise capacity, heart rate response and recovery throughout the test to determine their physiological age. Researchers found, after an average follow-up of 8.7 years, that a patient’s estimated age based on their stress test was a significantly better predictor of mortality than age, even after taking into account gender, body mass index, and health concern like diabetes, smoking, and coronary artery disease. “If you want to live longer then exercise more. Read more here >>>

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