Want to live longer? Take up tennis: Scientists say the social sport could add nearly 10 YEARS onto your life
- Tennis added an average of 9.7 years to a person’s life in a study of Danish people
- Badminton added 6.2 years but football, cycling and jogging had a smaller effect
- Researchers think the social aspect of racket sports could make them healthier
Regularly playing tennis could add nearly 10 years onto your life, according to a study.
The popular racket sport could be better for you than cycling, jogging or swimming – and experts think the social aspect of it plays a big part.
It’s well-known that people who exercise are likely to live longer, and a study of nearly 8,600 people in Copenhagen found social sports may have extra benefits.
Tennis players could live an average of 9.7 years longer than someone who does not exercise, badminton players 6.2 years and footballers almost five years.