A regular exercise is a must in order to stay healthy. However, many people, especially women go for rigorous exercise in order to lose weight and belly fat.
But, a new study has found that certain exercises can help one to live longer. The study which had taken into consideration over 80,000 adults found that doing strength-based exercises such as push ups and sit ups can significantly reduce the risk of early death.
During the study, researchers found that people who undertook such exercises had a 23 per cent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 per cent reduction in cancer- related death.
While strength training has been given some attention for functional benefits as we age, little research has looked at its impact on mortality, researchers said.
"The study shows exercise that promotes muscular strength may be just as important for health as aerobic activities like jogging or cycling," said Emmanuel Stamatakis from University of Sydney in Australia.
"And assuming our findings reflect cause and effect relationships, it may be even more vital when it comes to reducing risk of death from cancer," said Stamatakis.
The analysis also showed exercises performed using ones own body weight without specific equipment were just as effective as gym-based training.
"When people think of strength training they instantly think of doing weights in a gym, but that does not have to be the case.
"Many people are intimidated by gyms, the costs or the culture they promote, so its great to know that anyone can do classic exercises like triceps dips, sit-ups, push-ups or lunges in their own home or local park and potentially reap the same health benefits," said Stamatakis.
The research, was recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Meanwhile, listed here are a few of the best benefits of doing push-ups everyday. Take a look.
1. Prevents Lower Back Injuries:
Sitting and working for long can lead to lower back pain and injuries as well. Hence, taking up push-ups can help stabilize the movement of the torso. This in turn helps to lower the pressure on the back and also strengthens the lower back.
2. Reduce Osteoporosis Risk:
As we tend to age, the bones starts degenerating and becomes weak. In this case, taking up slight push-ups helps in reducing the risk of osteoporosis and strengthens the bones.
3. Helps Improve Posture:
Push-ups on a regular basis helps to improve the posture. When you do push-ups in the correct way and execute them properly then it helps to to strengthen the muscles and as well as the posture.
4. Reduce Weight:
It isn't just the foods that is important for one to lose weight. Along with a healthy diet, exercises are very essential. If you are looking at losing weight then push-ups on a regular basis helps.
5. Increases Energy:
When you are at a loss of energy then a quick push-ups can help you in providing instant energy. Push-ups helps improve blood circulation, builds heat in the body and fires up the brain to work more efficiently.
(With Agency Inputs)