Living longer: Living in this capital can increase life expectancy
When it comes to living a longer, healthier life, there is no definitive answer but a series of factors do come into play. A new report reveals that living in this certain capital can increase a person’s life expectancy.
Express reports that there are certain cities in the United Kingdom that have high rates of life expectancy among its residents. The Office of National Statistics has revealed that London has had the highest life expectancy rate, with an average age of 80.7 years old for men and 84.5 years old for women since 2016. The life expectancy for men, in particular, went up to nearly six months between 2013 and 2015.
Going further into the rate of life expectancy in London being very high, Westminster holds the highest life expectancy for men, with an average age of 83.4 years old. Women from Camden also hold this distinction, with their average lifespan being 87 years old. Thus, Westminster and Camden are the cities within London that have the highest life expectancy rates for men and women respectively.
Statistics further revealed that Blackpool is the city with the lowest life expectancy rate for both men and women. The average age for men in Blackpool is around 73 years old, while women there have an average lifespan of 79 years. Blackpool is also revealed as the city with the lowest healthy life expectancy at birth, with an average age of 53.3 years while Richmond upon Thames is the borough with the highest at 71.2 years old.
The environment one lives in may also be a factor for their longevity, but Express previously reported that certain kinds of exercise can also potentially increase a person’s life expectancy. Running is one of those kinds of exercises that can be done in order to extend a person’s lifespan. Scientists say that running does not only lower the risk of a person developing serious illnesses, it also improves their metabolism, balance, and heart function. There is no need for any equipment and it also boosts a person’s mental well-being.
A study conducted regarding the health benefits of running found that those who go for a run at least 50 minutes per week, had a lower risk of dying from many causes by 27 percent, a lower risk of developing/dying from heart disease by 30 percent, and a lower risk of dying from cancer by 23 percent.