Want to live longer? Exercise.

Most of us know that exercise is good for us but here is some hard data for those who work better with numbers.

  • Compared with inactive people, those who accumulate 75 minutes of brisk walking each week live 1.8 years longer
  • Compared with inactive people, those who accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week live 3.4 years longer

http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/03/cheating-the-reaper#.Um7IFXzFXP0.twitter

In this particular study, subjects were followed for an average of 10 years, suggesting that these activity levels probably need to be maintained over a long term time period. If you’re not currently active, start now!

-Kristin Lewis

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