Can exercise determine your age? If we all want to live longer and better, would it be interesting to know what factors contribute to making us live longer? Much has been said about exercise, but is it really one of those factors? Psychiatrist Sonia Lucena, gives us some of the keys in this video.
“Although many people use BMI or body mass index as a reference, it is not useful for predicting life expectancy. Muscle mass, however, is a reliable indicator. Brazilian doctor Claudio Gil Araujo concludes this with a trial which measures musculoskeletal fitness, which involves sitting and crossing your legs without support”, he explains.
Just a few seconds at home and you can guess how many years you have left to live, According to Discover magazine. Araujo wondered whether a patient’s flexibility, balance, and strength could be used as units of measurement for their life expectancy; And it seems…
This doctor followed nearly 2,000 people between the ages of 51 and 80 for an average of 3.6 years. Sonia says, “And they concluded that people who needed to use their hands and/or knees to get up and down were about 7 times more likely to die in the next 6 years than those who didn’t.” who did it without help.” A sedentary lifestyle and being overweight can lead to muscle atrophy, hence the importance of preventing sarcopenia and osteoporosis with strength exercises.
In this video you can see what you have to do:
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