Exercise More, Live Longer!

January 22, 2013

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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

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