Don’t we all hope to have a long life? But aren’t we all afraid that this is not only wishful thinking but a dream rarely coming true? Still, achieving long life may be easier than you think. Just read on...
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Vicky DeAngelo from Salt Lake City, UT, asks:
Having a wonderful family, and a wonderful job, I badly hope for a long life. What can I do to make it happen, Doc?
Right, we all hope for a long life to come and to enjoy. Unfortunate yet, when looking at official life expectancy statistics, with 80 years in average, one third less than Nobel Prize laureate Albert Einstein has prognosticated, this seems to be wishful thinking.
LATEST SCIENTIFIC VALIDATIONS
Still, good news is on the horizon with recent research at, inter alia, the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Based on UK Biobank, a data base with more than 500,000 participants, to be followed up for an average of 5 years, including hospital admissions and non-age related death.
According to their studies, cycling regularly to and from work (instead of using your car or public transport) reduces your risk of death from all causes. With special reference to cardiovascular diseases – the no. 1 chronic illness with most premature fatalities.
This is in line with another study at U.S. Johns Hopkins University:
“Promoting physical activity may be a particularly important strategy for heart failure risk reductions.”
Although the University of Glasgow study is observational, with cause and effect not being distinguished, these results have been scientifically validated, inter alia, by research at the Western Norwegian University of Applied Science.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD