Exercise More, Live Longer!

Written By

Written By: 
Photostock

Physical
activity’s importance has been drilled into our minds since elementary school.
There are so many reasons to fit it into our busy schedules; stress relief and
weight management being just a couple of those reasons. However, recently,
researchers have found even another motivation for us to engage in regular
physical activity.

Research done at the National Cancer
Institute found that people who regularly exercise (at least 1.25 hours a week
of vigorous physical activity) can lengthen their life expectancy by up to 4.5
years. The researchers said that even more health benefits are attained by
exercising for 5 hours each week. The report found that there is a correlation
between the amount of time each week spent exercising and the average length of
life expectancy gained. So the more you exercise, the longer your life can be.
The researchers also found that if one has heart disease or another chronic
condition, the association between physical activity and lengthening life
expectancy was even better.

In
conclusion, it’s safe to say that with its plethora of benefits, physical
activity is something we should all try to get enough of.  Check out the article here

Bookmark and Share

Add comment

Recent Posts

Winter Workout Blog Healthy UNH
As the wind blows and the snow falls, staying indoors next to fireplace seems like the place to be... Read more
Pet_Therapy_Healthy_UNH_Blog_Photo
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?   Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has... Read more
Healthy UNH Healthcare Requirements Photo
Did you know that as a full time degree student at UNH you are required to have adequate health... Read more

Archives