A new landmark study evaluated the different improvements in life expectancy associated with participation in various sports. The findings show that the best types of exercise for improving life expectancy are social sports that involve playing with friends.
“For both mental and physical well-being and longevity, we’re understanding that our social connections are probably the single-most important feature of living a long, healthy, happy life,” says study co-author Dr. James O’Keefe, a cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. “If you’re interested in exercising for health and longevity and well-being, perhaps the most important feature of your exercise regimen is that it should involve a playdate.”
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