The Centre of Sports Science and University Sports, Vienna, proposed that vigorous activity is linked to a five percent reduction in the risk of early death, compared to those who did moderate-intensity exercise.
The researchers concluded: “Moderate-intensity activities of daily living were to a lesser extent beneficial in reducing mortality.”
What’s the difference between moderate-intensity exercise and vigorous activity?
The NHS describes moderate activity as brisk walking, whereas jogging or running is considered vigorous activity.
Another example is swimming. Partaking in water aerobics is defined as moderate activity, according to the national health body, whereas swimming fast is a vigorous activity.