The semi-couch potatoes WIN???

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Re: The semi-couch potatoes WIN???

Postby Gilgamesh » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:15 pm

The Danish dataset is pretty weak. But then this just came across my desk: ... l.pdf+html

But neither report looks at APOE status.


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Re: The semi-couch potatoes WIN???

Postby Julie G » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:11 am

Not so fast... coach potatoes may need to re-think things. Two new impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is MORE than previously thought. Of course, APOE status wasn't factored in; but we know it's one of our most effective strategies for mitigating the effects of the E4 allele. ... life/?_r=0

They found that, unsurprisingly, the people who did not exercise at all were at the highest risk of early death.

But those who exercised a little, not meeting the recommendations but doing something, lowered their risk of premature death by 20 percent.

Those who met the guidelines precisely, completing 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, enjoyed greater longevity benefits and 31 percent less risk of dying during the 14-year period compared with those who never exercised.

The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were 39 percent less likely to die prematurely than people who never exercised.

At that point, the benefits plateaued, the researchers found, but they never significantly declined. Those few individuals engaging in 10 times or more the recommended exercise dose gained about the same reduction in mortality risk as people who simply met the guidelines. They did not gain significantly more health bang for all of those additional hours spent sweating. But they also did not increase their risk of dying young.

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Re: The semi-couch potatoes WIN???

Postby GenePoole0304 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:24 pm

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