Why tennis is the best choice to prevent cardiovascular disease


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Why tennis is the best choice to prevent cardiovascular disease

Playing and practicing a sport is a habit that we should all develop since childhood. Sport increases (or it should) self-esteem, sane competitiveness, concentration, teamwork and respect for the opponent. But perhaps, the most important thing is that sport improves health.

Not only does it prevent obesity, but it also prevents cardiovascular diseases. And, according to a study conducted in 2017, tennis is the choice to prevent cardiovascular disease. The British Journal of Sports Medicine conducted a study entitled: A combination of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality: a cohort study of 80 306 British adults.

Data were collected from 11 studies carried out between 1994 and 2008, in Scotland and England, analyzing a total of 80,306 adults (54% women - 46% men), with different sporting habits. About 9,000 deaths were recorded during the monitoring period.

From the results of the study it emerges that in those who regularly practice a sport, compared to the sedentary, the prospect of life improves. In particular, the risk of death is reduced by 47% for those who play tennis, 28% for those who play swimming, 27% for those who practice aerobic gymnastics and 15% for those who practice cycling. Regarding mortality due to cardiovascular causes, there is a 56% risk reduction among tennis players, 41% for swimmers and 36% for those who practice aerobic gymnastics.

Tennis combines a fitness in the practitioner that works in almost all parts of the body, improving the performance from the cardiovascular point of view. A real cure, which should and could interest practitioners of all ages.

Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - A combination of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality: a cohort study of 80 306 British adults ALSO READ: Is the partnership between Novak Djokovic- Marian Vajda perfect?