HEALTH: More Reasons To Exercise

It’s a theme we return to very regularly – getting out and getting fit – but it’s always worth remembering how little exercise it takes to make a significant difference to your health.

In a new series of studies, researchers found that, unlike people who were very physically inactive, individuals who engaged in 10–59 minutes of moderate, leisurely physical activity per week had an 18 percent lower risk of death by all causes. And people who engaged in moderate physical activity for a little longer — between 150 and 299 minutes per week — saw an even steeper drop in death risk, of 31 percent.

To read more of this research, visit the Medical News Today website.