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Study: Consider Racket Sports and Swimming to Help You Live Longer

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  • Racket sports, swimming and aerobics topped the list of best physical activities for lowering the risk of premature death
  • A significant reduction in cardiovascular death was also found for the three activities, more so than found from running, cycling or football (soccer)
  • Racket sports, aerobics and swimming require the use of your full body — arms and legs — which makes your heart work harder
  • These activities often require intense bursts of activity, which could be responsible for their life-enhancing edge

By Dr. Mercola

There's no shortage of evidence showing that being active can extend your life. Less widely known, however, is whether certain types of activities may work in your favor more so than others.

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