At the age of 57, former tennis world No. 1 John McEnroe is living proof of the benefits of playing the game. Racquet sports deliver the biggest reduction in risk of death. Photo: AFP

Four types of exercise that help you live longer, according to science, and why running and soccer aren’t among them

People who swim, ride a bicycle, do aerobics or, above all, play racquet sports are at significantly lower risk of dying compared to those who don’t, nine-year study of 80,000 adults shows

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At the age of 57, former tennis world No. 1 John McEnroe is living proof of the benefits of playing the game. Racquet sports deliver the biggest reduction in risk of death. Photo: AFP
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