Exercising for life: social aspects may be as important as physical

The bottom line is that exercise in social settings, such as tennis, appear to be associated with longer life than solo sports such as jogging and swimming. There are many possible co-founders in this study, but as one co-author stated, “Raising your heart rate is important” … But it looks like connecting with other people is, too.” See a thorough summary of that puts these findings in context, The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis, New York Times, September 5, 2018 or read the full study here: Various Leisure-Time Physical Activities Associated With Widely Divergent Life Expectancies: The Copenhagen City Heart Study

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