(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists from the University of Sydney have named a way to reduce the risk of premature death by an average of 40 percent from all causes, especially those associated with cancer, and by 49 percent from cardiovascular disease (CVD).
In the course of the study, the authors asked more than 25,000 participants who do not practice sports to perform short exercises, which they designated as “vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity” (vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity, VILPA).
It means bursts of activity as part of random daily tasks, such as jogging after a bus or playing with children.
All the volunteers were wearing a fitness tracker that measured their physical performance for seven days. For 93 percent of the subjects, VILPA lasted up to one minute, with an average of four to eight such sets per day.
The results showed that the most pronounced increase in protection against early death was in those who did four to five vigorous activities compared to those who did none at all.
On average, the presence of VILPA in life reduced the likelihood of premature death by an average of 40 percent from all causes, especially those associated with cancer, and by 49 percent from cardiovascular diseases.
However, those who did up to 11 sets per day had a 65 percent and 49 percent greater protection against CVD death than those who did not practice VILPA.
The findings were compared with vigorous activity of 62 thousand people who regularly and purposefully went in for sports, and they showed comparable results.
This means that whether such activities are done as part of structured exercise or as housework, they provide health benefits anyway.
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