Exerciseimproves the body’s health in numerous ways. Reduction in weight, improved cognitive ability, better overall mentalwell-being, and many other things are side effects of an active lifestyle. But how much activity does it take toincrease a person’s longevity? A newstudy published by The Lancet suggests that as little as 15 minutes per day ofbrisk walking or other activity can add up to three years to a person’s life.
Researcherscompared the activity levels and health records for over 400,000 participantsover the span of 13 years. Afterfactoring in differences in weight, sex, age, and a variety of other healthindicators, they found that those who engaged in physical activity for 15minutes or more each day increased their overall life expectancy by threeyears. Research also found this amountof activity to be associated with a lower incidence of cancer –related deaths.
Asidefrom the fact that this small amount of physical activity can add up to largehealth benefits, researchers hope this small recommendation will encouragepatients and the populous to move more. Every person desires a long and healthy life, and having that small goalto work for is something easily accomplishable. Once this goal is reached, scientists and physicians have hopes thatthose experiencing the benefits of physical activity (mentioned above) will seta new goal and increase this amount of time.
Eitherway, the health benefits of any sort of activity cannot be understated, andthis little change in physical activity can lead to better health and a longer,more enjoyable, lifespan.
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