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Teen boys with more muscles are likely to live longer

Teenage is always more of fun, going through higher levels of education, hitting puberty and going through various mixed emotions. Hardly any boy cares about building muscles at that age. But according to a recent study by Swedish experts who had tracked a million teenage boys for 24 years found that those boys who have low muscle strength, weaker arm, leg muscles and a limp grip are at an increased risk of early death.

Researchers behind the British Medical Journal (BMJ) believe that muscle strength reflects general fitness. These findings do not mean muscle building makes you live longer  , however the link between early death and muscle power remained in the study. As may as 26,145 men died over the course of the study.

The teenagers who scored above average on muscular strength at the start of the study had a 20-35 % lower risk of early death from any cause and also from cardiovascular diseases, the report said. They also had a 20-30 % lower risk of early deaths from suicide and were up to 65 % more likely to have any psychiatric diagnosis, such as schizophrenia or depression.

Well it’s not really surprising to know such facts given that teenage boys are spending more time in front of television and gaming consoles instead of play grounds. At teenage one doesn’t actually need to the gym to build muscles. If you love any sport don’t play it on a X box or play station, instead play the game naturally outside the house and it’s more fun too. X box and play station are cool no doubt but there should be some limit to it. Parents should take special care of their children in their teenage and should make sure that they are more into sports and less into video games.

Also, diet becomes more important at this age and having junk food should be avoided whenever possible. Eating health protein based food and enough physical activity at this age is more than enough. In teenage, the body is still developing and good nutrition and good muscle weight will only benefit in later stages of life. It’s no rocket science to understand that teens with more muscles are likely to live longer.

In the Prime Of Health

Modern day lifestyle can come with its own share of drawbacks. With more money in wallet these days, there seems to be an increasing tendency towards eating anything which appears to be mouth-watering.   Its food, food and  food everywhere, attracting you towards it and within no time it has found a way to your stomach. Without any doubt the waistlines are increasing globally like never before. This in turn is giving rise to diseases which are today known  as lifestyle related disorders like obesity, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, etc.

There are people who are willing to take some stringent measures to keep their protruding belly in check, but where is the time for all that? They have got a career to make, don’t they? They will work from morning till late in the evening and will spend the remaining time with their families. This cycle continues until you have realised that it has taken a toll on your health. Then there comes a very funny situation that you have got lots of money but no good health to enjoy it. This story lies true with millions of men and women worldwide.

The pleasure of having money can be even more greatly experienced when you are in the prime of your health. My blog is basically for the people like me who work hard in the office and find very little time to take care of their health. This blog will encourage you to take up a healthy lifestyle .