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These leisurely activities could lengthen your life expectancy

Posted at 6:08 AM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 08:08:27-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- As 2018 winds down, it's time to start setting those new year's resolutions, and if you needed another reason to put fitness at the top of your list... here's one: longer life expectancy.

A new study set out to evaluate how participating in different sports could add more years to your life.

The results found the participants who played tennis lived on average 9.7 years longer. Soccer was also associated with a longer life, 4.7 years longer.

Cyclists tended to live 3.7 years longer, and swimmers and joggers lived more than 3 years longer.