Badminton, tennis or squash help you to long life

Okay, don’t believe the title as life has been planned by god. We don’t know how long our life but it is based on research that sports with racket are the best exercise.

The analysis from 80,000 adults who were played tennis, badminton or squash had the lowest risk of dying during the study made nearly a decade ago.

The study compared with people who didn’t play racket sports, those who did were 47% less likely to die and 56% less likely to die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

Based on the study, racket sport may lower your risk of death to 47% while swimmers were 28% less likely to die for any reason and 41% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people who do swimming activity.


Another good activity is to join an aerobics, Zumba or other type of active fitness class. Those who did were 27% less likely to die and 36% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the study period.

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The results of study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which is based on data from 43,705 women and 36,601 men who participated in the Health Survey for England or the Scottish Health Survey.

The participant average age was 52 and told the type , how often they exercise and how intense their workouts.

Swimming was the most popular type of exercise which is 13.4% from the full participants. Cycling was second with 9.9%, aerobics-type class with 6.4% followed by running or jogging 5%, racket sports 3.6% and football or rugby 3.1%.

All of the calculations were adjusted to account for each person’s age, level of education, body mass index, underlying physical and psychological health, smoking status and drinking habits.

For all six types of exercise, the median age of death from any cause was ‘considerably lower’ for participants than for non-participants.

The study conclude that the pattern was due to the fact that for every sport, the median age of participants was lower than the median age for non-participants and should not be taken as sign that exercise ‘leads to earlier death’.

  • Los Angeles Times/Tribune

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