It’s just that being lazy in sports can increase your risk of dying.
Octavia Zahrt finds it feels like you’ve done enough to find out about the gyms and fitness fanatics at the CrossFit gym. She said: “when I was a student in London, I feel very good about their activities, and then I moved to Stanford university, but everyone around me seemed to be very active, go to the gym every day. “In the San Francisco bay area, it’s like 75 percent of people are wearing tracksuits here, every day, every day, every day, walking around and looking really good.
Zahrt says she doesn’t live as much as she does in London, but by contrast, she feels a bit like a slacker. “I’m not feeling healthy,” she said. “I’m very focused on getting more exercise.”
Dr. Zahrt says that feeling less comfortable may reduce years of life compared to others. Stanford university business school health psychology candidate. That’s the conclusion of a study she co-authored, published Thursday in health psychology.
Past research has shown that thinking about your own health can have physiological consequences. In 2007, Stanford university psychologist and klum o (Alia Crum) to the hotel waiter conducted a study “these women are a large number of exercise, but when we asked them, they don’t think his work is very good,” said Crum.
She gave a demonstration to some of the hotel staff, explaining that their work, including weight lifting and walking, was a good exercise and followed them for a month. She said: “the blood pressure and body fat levels of the women who started studying their work were improving.
Crum and Zahrt collaborated on the new study, which looked at what could happen decades later. They analyzed data from two large national health surveys, the national health survey and the national health and nutrition survey. In addition to a number of health indicators, including activity, weight and smoking status, participants were asked to rate how much they exercised relative to their own age.
“People who thought they were less active than their peers were more likely to die, regardless of their physical condition or body mass index,” Crum said.
Even though the researchers look at people who are basically the same in all aspects, including their steps according to the report and track data, obesity and heart health practical exercise much, except what they think they work compared with other people.
They analyzed the three groups of investigation data, all three of these data show that in the 21 years of follow-up, those who find their work than their peers are more likely to die than those who feel line more than their peers were more likely to die. In one sample, they were 71 percent more likely to die. “I was very surprised by the size of this effect,” Zahrt said. “It doesn’t have to be obvious to me that after all these years there will be an impact on mortality.”
Researchers believe there may be several reasons for this. One is just a placebo effect. “What placebo support is the effect of our thinking,” Crum says. “[for example] your belief in painkillers activates the endogenous opioids of the brain.” There may be a similar situation here, Crum says, and a potential lack of exercise fear is a powerful, healthy mental state.
Social comparisons can also be stimulating. “People who think they are less active may be frustrated by the idea and may stop exercising and become less active over time,” Zahrt said. The subsequent decline in physical activity may lead to some of the negative health outcomes that researchers see in the study.
Angelina Sutin, a behavioral scientist at Florida state university school of medicine, said it was hard to say exactly what was responsible for the research, and he was not involved in the study. “We haven’t really grasped what this mechanism is,” she said. Sutin said the study only linked those who felt less active to those with higher mortality, and could not be sure why.
Plus you think your workout may not be as important as the actual exercise, Sutin says. But she thinks the research is doing very well. “I think it’s a very good study and it adds to the perception problem that we’re trying to solve,” she said.
If Crum and Zahrt are right and think that their lack of activity may shorten your life, their results raise questions about the threat of health information. Zahrt said: “if you tell people what they need to get such a high level of activity, otherwise they will have these health complications and death at an early date, you may only be instilled in the negative way of thinking.
Messages need to have accurate information about health and exercise, and motivate people to be more positive, but doing so rather than instilling fear of inactivity can be tricky, Crum says. “The ultimate goal is to feel good enough,” she says. “It’s a personal question, and if you think about it every day, you’re not doing enough, it’s a problem.”