Olympians Live Longer

Turns out hard work training and watching what you eat really does pay off. Two recent studies show Olympians outlive the rest of us, though the color of their winning medal makes no difference:

Both studies, published in the BMJ, confirm the fact that the best athletes in the world are indeed among the healthiest as well, thanks to their rigorous training regimens. And now it seems that fitness translates into a survival advantage as well.

The first study looked at the life expectancy of 15,174 Olympians from the top medal-earning countries including the U.S., Germany, Nordic nations, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The athletes all received at least…”

Read the full article by A. Sifferlin on the Time Healthland website.