Playing tennis is the best way to live longer

Playing tennis is the best way to live longer
Learn to play tennis to reduce the risk of premature death in old age. A new study has shown that rackets and balls reduce this danger by 15%.

Tennis and the much more accessible badminton are recognized as the most effective sports for maintaining human health in old age. Experts from the National Cancer Institute found that regularly playing tennis for at least two and a half hours a week between the ages of 59 and 82 reduced the risk of death from any cause by 16%. At the same time, running reduces this risk by 15%.

Playing tennis can help you live 10 years longer

Researchers have shown that any form of physical activity, such as cycling, swimming, aerobic exercise, golf, and even walking, reduces the risk of death in older people to some extent. But it all went unevenly. For example, when riding a bicycle, this probability was reduced by only 3%.

Tennis and ping-pong can help you live longer

Experts know that maintaining adequate physical activity in old age allows a person to maintain both physical and cognitive health and reduce the risk of dangerous diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The current study showed the most effective sports in this regard, and it is on them that older people should pay special attention. (READ MORE) National Cancer Institute

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National Cancer Institute United States Institute of Health (NIH), one of the 11 departments that make up the US Department of Health and Human Services