JUST 15 MINUTES OF MODERATE EXERCISE A DAY CAN EXTEND LIFE BY THREE YEARS

August 20th, 2011

30 minutes a day to exercise doesn’t sound so difficult until you try to do it and struggle finding the time.  Then the mindset is, well if I can’t do the 30 minutes, I may as well not do anything because it’s not going to help anyway.

The really good news is that researchers from Taiwan’s National Health Research Institute studied 416,000 participants over a 13 year period during which their health records and level of physical activity was monitored and recorded. Their findings were that only 15 minutes a day of moderate exercise, like brisk walking, was enough to increase life expectancy by 3 years compared to people who didn’t put in the 15 minutes a day.

It turns out the first 15 minutes yields tremendous benefits and in addition to increasing life expectancy by 3 years, the active group had a 10% reduction in cancer risk as well. This info should encourage everyone to get out there and reap the benefits of just putting in 15 minutes a day.

EVERYONE CAN DO THAT AND IT’S EXCITING!

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.