Date: 7 months ago   Category: Medicine

Chess players live for nearly eight years longer - scientists


Researchers definitely don't know with what it is concrete is connected. Professional athletes need to lead a healthy lifestyle, and the intellectual sport demands the increased mental capacities. Professional works by intellectual sports can increase life expectancy on average for 7,7 years, writes N 1 with reference to PLOS One. Conclusions of the Australian scientists are based on data on life expectancy more than 16 thousand professional chess players who were entitled the grand master or taking prizes at the Olympic Games since 1950 till present. Authors note that the expected life expectancy in general didn't differ for grand masters and prize-winners and winners of the Olympic Games, and was higher, than at the ordinary population. Authors of work connect the received results, on the one hand, with the fact that professional playing intellectual sport demands the increased mental capacities, and on the other hand, that for improvement of cognitive indicators to chess players, as well as other athletes, it is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Certainly, it is impossible to draw exact conclusions on the communication reasons between a professional game in chess and high life expectancy, and to a research doesn't get more detailed database including, at least, a cause of death of chess players. Authors note that in the future researchers need to study in more detail this communication, having approached data collection so laboriously as far as it is possible. Earlier scientists of Harvard University have proved that regular physical activity, the refusal of smoking, healthy food, control of body weight and moderate consumption of alcohol are capable to increase life expectancy more than for a decade. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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