Good news for sweating in gyms or trying to shake their fat on the treadmills of men who want to live to a ripe old age. Despite the Old Testament assertion, passing the Methuselah’s age is still more likely for the fair sex.
Body size – both height and weight, as well as the level of physical activity, according to a new study, seems to affect the life expectancy of a woman to a greater extent than men.
Such data was published this week in a medical journal dedicated to the problems of epidemiology and public health, the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
The study showed that women who lived to 90 years were, on average, taller and from 20 years of age they gained less weight compared to those women who were shorter and fuller. In men, this pattern was not observed. Nevertheless, men saw more benefit from physical activity than women.
BMI is an abbreviation for body mass index. BMI supposedly allows you to determine the normal ratio of body weight and height of a person – in order to assess whether the mass is insufficient, normal or excessive.