Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG)* of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) willing to answer if exercise is helping at the increasing of life expectancy started a specific research in 2012.
The participants of the research, which is named Generation 100 and lasted for 5 years, was 777 women and 790 men from 70-77 years old.
All the participants were parted at three groups. The first group had high-intensity training twice a week. The second group had moderate-intensity training twice a week also. The third group was exercising according to the national finical activity recommendations.
The results clearly show that only the first group had mush lower risk for premature death.
Additionally the first group had larger life benefits than the second and especially the third group.
Even if we’re needing more data considering the specific psychometrical data for each of these groups, we can say for sure that running is the best way, even for the oldest, to succeeded a better quality of life.
See the participants in action to the following video:
* The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) aims to define optimal exercise programs for everyday people in order to increase the likelihood of development and preservation of good health throughout life. We study the effect of exercise as a medicine in order to treat heart and lifestyle related diseases. The group consists of eminent scientists, technicians, medical doctors and promising research talent from all over the world and is localised in the fully integrated St. Olavs University Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. In 2011, CERG achieved the prestigious honour of becoming a K.G. Jebsen Center for Medical Research. The group is headed by Professor Ulrik Wisløff.