Dr Klaus Gebel speaks about the benefits of moderate to vigorous activity in middle aged Australians

7 April 2015

CCDP Senior Research Fellow Dr Klaus Gebel along with a research team from the University of Sydney School of Public Health has published findings from a recent study measuring the health benefits of increased physical activity intensity with JAMA Internal Medicine. The article titled "Effect of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity on All-Cause Mortality in Middle-aged and Older Australians" has gained international attention and was featured in over 25 news items from around the world after its first day of online publication. Here is a small sample of the online news articles:

Vigorous Exercise Linked To Longer Life, New Study Says, Forbes:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/04/06/vigorous-exercise-may-lengthen-lives-study-finds/

Slack off, die early boomers warned, The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/slack-off-die-early-boomers-warned/story-fnb64oi6-1227293851751

How to live for longer: Brisk exercise slashes risk of early death, The Express UK:http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/568763/Brisk-exercise-slashes-risk-early-death-say-scientists

Short spurts of vigorous exercise helps prevent early death, says study  The Independent, UK: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/short-spurts-of-vigorous-exercise-helps-prevent-early-death-says-study-10158073.html

Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life, Web MD:  http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/20150406/regular-vigorous-exercise-may-lengthen-your-life-study

Study links long life to vigorous exercise, The Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/07/world/science-health-world/study-links-long-life-vigorous-exercise/#.VSNKEIWiQmU


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