Exercise Key to Longevity

Exercise Key to Longevity


Participating in leisure time exercise can extend a person's life expectancy by up to 4.5 years, suggest researchers.

"Our findings highlight the important contribution that leisure-time physical activity in adulthood can make to longevity,

"Regular exercise extended the lives in every group that we examined in our study - normal weight, overweight, or obese."

The highest level of reported exercise, equivalent to 450 minutes of brisk walking per week or more, was associated with a gain of 4.5 years in life expectancy.

Helen Albert, MedwireNews, November 12, 2012
via News Medical

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