Content type: Research
This large study has 2 important findings:
- Moderate to vigorous physical activity is associated with lower risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
- The timing of physical activity also matters. This study suggests that exercise in the middle of the day (11am – 5pm) is the most effective in terms of reducing risk for disease and all-cause mortality.
Cite: Feng, H., Yang, L., Liang, Y.Y. et al. Associations of timing of physical activity with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a prospective cohort study. Nat Commun 14, 930 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36546-5