21 Aug '11, 12pm

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

The standard belief is that people must exercise for at least 30 minutes for any real health benefits to kick in. Now there's good news for those who don't have even 30 minutes to spare: just 15 minutes of exercise every day can make your life longer by up to three years. The article published in the medical journal The Lancet reports on an observational study of 416,175 Taiwanese participants between 1996 and 2008. The subjects were part of a standard medical screening program of Taiwan's MJ Health Management Institution . They were observed for eight years on average. Dr. Xifeng Wu, senior author of the study, explained in a press release from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center that "Exercising at very light levels reduced deaths from any cause by 14 percent." She added "The benefits of exercise appear to be significant even without reaching the recommende...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/health/live-longer-15-minute-da...

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