Do This Kind of Exercise If You Want to Live Longer, Study Says

Originally published Sept. 4, 2018 in Time Magazine.

By Jamie Ducharme

Experts like to say the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers.

The social interaction involved in partner and team sports may compound the plentiful benefits of physical activity, adding more years to your life than solo exercise, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Tennis, badminton, and soccer are all better for longevity than cycling, swimming, jogging or gym exercise, according to the research. Read More