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ASU professor featured in Healio article about exercise benefits for longevity

“Any exercise is good, but some are better than others for living longer,” said ASU’s Connor Sheehan. That’s according to data collected from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey, which followed adults who reported the types of exercise they participated in through the end of 2015 for mortality. 

Sheehan is an assistant professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. He is a health sociologist and social demographer who is interested in quantitative methods and the social determinants of health across the life course. People jogging and walking across bridge Image from Pixabay
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He and colleagues from the study determined that lower risks for mortality were associated with walking, aerobics, stretching, weightlifting, cycling and stair climbing.

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John Keeney

Media Relations Coordinator, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics