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Study relates early death to muscle strength

Study relates early death to muscle strength

British Medical Journal on November 20, was conducted by specialists from several institutions, such as the University of Granada in Spain, and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The 1,142,599 respondents were between the ages of 16 and 19 when the study began. Throughout the analysis, 26,145 died. The leading causes of death were accidental injuries, followed by suicide, cancer, heart disease and stroke. Even taking into account other risk factors, the link between muscle strength and life expectancy remained. The results showed that men who were classified as having above-average muscle strength had a 20-35% lower risk of precocious mortality from any cause. They also had a 65% lower risk of being diagnosed with psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia or depression. Another conclusion was that even overweight men with more than average muscular strength had a longer life expectancy than lean and weak men.

The power of muscles is believed to be a reflection of the individual's physical conditioning as a whole, which would explain the increase in life expectancy. After all, anyone who practices exercise decreases the risk of developing problems such as obesity and high blood pressure. Thus, experts stress that the idea is not that the more muscles, the greater the longevity, which discourages overtraining.

Live longer and better

Staying active is one of the ways to increase your longevity, but other habits of life are also fundamental for those who want to live longer and better.

Improve Your Meals

Who consumes more fruits and vegetables provides more nutrients for the proper functioning of the body and improves your defense system. Reduce the intake of excess fats and sugars that are harmful.

Sleep more

Depriving the body of sleep prevents it from performing several essential functions, such as the production of some hormones. So, prepare the ideal environment to rest and sleep at least 8 hours.

Weight control

Overweight and obesity are risk factors for numerous diseases. However, with a balanced diet, regular exercise and medical follow-up, it is possible to control weight gain.

Control stress

Stressed people tend to adopt unhealthy lifestyle habits. Eating fast food, reducing sleep time and not having time to exercise are some of the characteristics of people who are always nervous.


Exercise is better than intellectual activity to preserve memory

Exercise is better than intellectual activity to preserve memory

Neurology points out that practicing physical exercises may be more relevant than performing intellectual activities when it comes to preserving the memory of the elderly. To reach this conclusion, experts from the University of Edinburgh in Britain have followed almost 700 volunteers aged 70. Previous research has proved that the key to longevity is to be always intellectually and physically active .

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Well-conditioned body enhances the efficiency of martial arts

Well-conditioned body enhances the efficiency of martial arts

All martial artists agree that a well-conditioned body is needed to increase the efficiency of their techniques Without this, the kicks will be weak, the keys and twists will not work and the throws and punches will also fail. Already a "martial body" has clear reflexes, obeys quickly to the neural impulses emitted by the brain, better captures external stimuli, instinctively anticipates dangerous situations and makes vital decisions in milliseconds.

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