Eliteudøvere (tidl. olympiske medaljevindere) (N17174, 1896-2010) lever i snit 3 år længere end andre. Udholdenhed > styrke.
Clarke, BMJ 2012; 345: Survival of the fittest: retrospective cohort study of the longevity of Olympic medallists in the modern era
Conclusion: The evidence available indicates that top-level athletes live longer than the general population and have a lower risk of 2 major causes of mortality, namely, CVD and cancer.
Motionister lever + 3 år mere end styrketrænere. Golf: a game of life and death–reduced mortality in Swedish golf players. (To put the observed mortality reduction in context, it may be noted that a 40% reduction of mortality rates corresponds to an increase in life expectancy of about 5 years).