As the choice of transport for the movement effect on mortality?

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2020-05-21 19:20:08

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As the choice of transport for the movement effect on mortality?

We often say that it is better to just walk on the way to work or school than to travel by private or public transport. It really helps to become more healthy? For those who have not enough time to do sports, walking in the morning or evening, as well as charging or bike ride can really help make the body stronger. And once again it is necessary to abandon travel by car or bus in favour of the alternative view of movement, as between the preferred transport and mortality of man, as it turned out, there is a direct relationship.

To prove it, scientists have conducted research on an impressive sample, which included nearly 400 thousand people in the UK. most "healthy" means of transportation was a Bicycle in comparison with lovers of vehicles from the cyclists mortality was lower by as much as 20%, also they are much less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and cancer — 24% and 16% respectively.

the better move?

The Study by researchers from the University of Cambridge is one of the largest in the last few years. They took information on hundreds of thousands of Britons from the 1991 census and compared it with the updated information in 2001 and 2011. They were interested in how the method of travel (car, public transport, Bicycle or walking) affect mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. As by variables take into account the social and economic status of specific individuals, the presence of chronic diseases, and education.

During the observation period died almost 14 000 people, 6 of which 500 died of cancer, and 3200 — from cardiovascular disease. In the end, the healthiest were just cyclists, compared with motorists, they have diagnosed the disease much less frequently and died of lovers of two-wheeled transport is also less (motorcyclists these statistics not included). Those who used public transport and walked, the incidence was also lower, on average 13%. To walk to transit and drive to work, as a rule, also need to move.

Not just in Amsterdam most travel by bike

Thus, scientists came to the conclusion that more active types of movement have a serious impact on the human body compared to personal transport. And that they did not take into consideration that often happen with motorists. They also noted that those who commute to work by bike, lose weight worse exercises. So ride bikes, who have such a possibility, given that public places are best avoided. But if this is not possible, because you can go out for a daily ten minute walk at lunchtime and read , not sit for 8 hours during the working day, or to Park away from the house or supermarket to walk.

Interestingly, the connection between everyday physical activity and health was identified in 1950-ies in the study of London transport workers. They noticed that the bus drivers often suffered a heart attack than their counterparts conductors. The main difference between the two groups was the fact that the conductors spent their working day on their feet, collecting the fare from passengers and bus drivers — sitting. Therefore, physical activity is considered to be the "magic bullet" against cardiovascular disease. However, despite all the recommendations, modern society leads a more sedentary life than ever in history. And mortality from cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide.

Earlier my colleague Love Sokovikova wrote that, people have seen a decrease in the function of the arteries. In addition, the results revealed increased risk of diabetes, weight gain and insulin sensitivity.

The Problem is that the last few months and self-isolation that has led not only to strong weight gain, but can also lead to poor physical condition in the future. Do not just try to run a marathon as soon as all will be allowed to go out, because the muscles (including the heart) could atrophy during low mobility.

Sometimes it is necessary to abandon the car

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