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MOVE A LITTLE, LIVE A LOT LONGER

MOVE A LITTLE, LIVE A LOT LONGER

Lisa Millet3/21/2017Health Topics


As if you needed another piece of motivation to strap on those sneakers.



A new study found that people who got just 75 minutes of moderate exercise (brisk walking or the equivalent per week - as in, about 10 minutes of physical activity per day - lived an average of 1.8 years longer than their less-active counterparts.


Here's what else a 10-20 minute daily sweat session gets you:


  • 5% increase in "good" HDL cholesterol, according to the American Heart Association
  • 10% lower chance of dying of any kind of cancer, reports a recent study in Taiwan.
  • 14% decrease in coronary heart disease risk, , based on recent findings published in the journal, "Circulation".
  • 18% reduction in your likelihood of getting breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
  • 50% lower risk of depression from job burnout, says a 2012 study in the "Journal of Applied Psychology".
  • 60% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other age-related cognitive problems, per a 2012 study in the journal, "Stroke".