Following Research That Shows Running Can Improve Longevity, Life Insurance Comparison Site Quoteboffin.co.uk Is Calling For A Greater Emphasis On The Health Benefits Of Jogging
Released on: July 15, 2010, 05:19 am
Following research by US scientists, it has been shown that
running on a regular basis can slow the effects of ageing and even
stave off premature death.
Runners aged 50-years-old and upwards were found to enjoy a healthier life and
suffered fewer disabilities than those who did not exercise on a regular basis.
The research – which was conducted by the Stanford University Medical Centre –
tracked 500 older runners for more than two decades in comparison to a similar group
who did not exercise on a regular basis.
At the end of the study, 34% of the non-runners has died compared to 15% of the
Life insurance comparison site QuoteBoffin.co.uk is now calling for
more older people to get fit and active as a means to living a longer, healthier
A QuoteBoffin spokesperson said:
“For years now, we've appreciated the benefit that a balanced diet and exercise can
have our health and well being.
“Sadly, Government campaigns seem to focus all too readily on teaching the younger
generation which means older people can be left to one side; mainly because they are
seen to be health-wise due to their age.
“This research proves that everyone – young or old – needs to be encouraged to lead
an active lifestyle throughout life.”
As well as improving life expectancy, running was also shown to act as a deterrent
to illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and infections which are common in older
Furthermore, there was no evidence to suggest that those who ran were more likely to
suffer osteoarthritis or require knee surgery in comparison with their non-running
With social ills such as loneliness and feelings of isolation more prevalent amongst
older people, exercise boasts many more benefits on top of life expectancy, as
health insurance comparison site QuoteBoffin.co.uk explains:
“Getting out and about and socialising with people of similar interests is all part
of staying active and mobile.
“If older people were to pick a handful of health boosting elements to incorporate
into their day-to-day lives, exercise should be top of their agenda because it
provides opportunities for mental stimulation as well physical activity.”
Quoteboffin.co.uk is an online insurance comparison website offering life insurance
comparison tools that allow users to search the market and procure the best life
insurance policies and quotes.
QuoteBoffin.co.uk was launched in February 2010 and is a trading style of David and
Co Consultants Limited.
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