I'm not talking about someone who sits in a chair all day and never moves. I mean the difference between the people who go jogging then go to the gym for an hour or two compared to the people who just take casual strolls once in awhile.
The reason why Im skeptical is because, honestly, every single "healthy" person I've ever known has died before 50. As an example, my father was a fire fighter, trained all the time, but he did drink. He exercised and also did construction. He died before 50.
Our neighbor did all kinds of outdoor stuff. He'd ride kayaks, go white water rafting, mountain biking etc, died before 50.
A co-worker of my dad's who worked in the office of the fire dept was always going to the gym and exercising and only ate healthy foods. She got lung cancer and died and she didnt even smoke and cancer wasn't in her family.
Even professional athletes die from things like this, or they end up like Lance Armstrong almost dying and fighting cancer constantly or .
I have more examples, but you get the idea. Are there studies that really, actually show that people who exercise and eat healthy frequently will live longer that aren't by lobbyists or people who would benefit off of dietary or exercise videos, books, etc?
I know this might sound stupid, but we're already living nearly 3x longer than we did in the past, is eating a salad instead of a cheese burger or pumping iron instead of walking to the store really going make you live longer when you take into account every other disease?