Makes You Live Longer - Paying Jobs and Other Non-Exercise Activities
Reduce Death Rate According to Study
July 12th 2006
New research shows that when adults expend energy in non-exercise
related activities, such as work at paying jobs, washing the dishes or
cleaning the house, they had a lower “rate of death”, compared to less
active adults. Since self reporting does not give an accurate
assessment of physical activity, the scientists came up with a new
method to determine energy expenditures.
The researchers gave 302 high-functioning adults certain isotopes in
their water to measure the rate at which their bodies eliminated carbon
dioxide. Since there is a relationship between carbon dioxide loss and
total energy expended, the scientists were able to determine,
quantitatively, the amount each adult worked. Their resting metabolic
rate was also measured.
The participants were followed up over an average of 6.15 years
(1998-2006). Fifty-five participants (18.2 percent) died during
follow-up. The kilocalories burned per day were tabulated.