Fitness Mistakes that Shorten Your Life WAFB

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ORLANDO, FLA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) Aside from lowering your risk of developing heart disease as well as type II diabetes, and even some cancers, strengthening the muscles and bones of your body There are many advantages to exercising. However, there are certain errors that can ruin the best intentions of your workout and reduce your lifespan. Ivanhoe has the information.

Do you prefer to work out in the outdoors or inside?

Research shows that those who exercise outdoors have greater energy, and less anger, depression, and stress than those who exercise indoors.

However, if you exercise in the outdoors, be mindful about the quality of the air. The study in Journal Cardiovascular Research found smog decreases lifespan in an average 3 years. Air pollution is a factor in 43% of the premature heart deaths.

Regular strenuous exercise can also cut down your lifespan. A Swedish study showed that doing high-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, exercises too frequently can affect mitochondrial functioning and cause insulin resistance to increase.

“Mitochondrial Dysfunction is linked to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cognition impairment and virtually every disease that could be a possibility,” explains Rajagopal Sekhar, MD, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine.

Stressing about fitness can reduce your lifespan. A study conducted at Stanford University found people who believed their activity levels were lower than other people at their age had a higher chance to die, regardless of their health condition and BMI.

Another mistake in exercise that could reduce your lifespan is to focus on power instead of strength. It may appear like they are similar however strength is focused on the amount you can lift, while power is about the speed and force. Research suggests that muscle power is more essential to live longer than strength. For instance, getting up from a chair at older age is more about muscle strength.


Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm

https://academic.oup.com/cardiovascres/article/116/11/1910/5770885, https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(21)00102-9#%20

https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/hea-hea0000531.pdf

https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Ability-to-lift-weights-quickly-can-mean-a-longer-life

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