Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy? A Review of the Literature

@article{Reimers2012DoesPA,
  title={Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy? A Review of the Literature},
  author={C. Reimers and G. Knapp and A. Reimers},
  journal={Journal of Aging Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012}
}
Physical activity reduces many major mortality risk factors including arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. All-cause mortality is decreased by about 30% to 35% in physically active as compared to inactive subjects. The purpose of this paper was to synthesize the literature on life expectancy in relation to physical activity. A systematic PubMed search on life expectancy in physically active and inactive individuals was… Expand
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