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".