Friday, March 30, 2012

An Inactive Lifestyle May Cut Life Expectancy

An active lifestyle may slow down the aging process. Research shows
that adults who partake in regular physical activity are biologically
younger than those who behave as couch potatoes. In fact, according to
the American Heart Association, for each hour of regular exercise you
get, you'll gain about two hours of additional life expectancy.
National guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate activity every
week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. If you can’t meet
these recommended levels right now, at least try to incorporate some
physical activity into your normal routine. Even 10 minutes of
movement can offer some health benefits.

Source: American Heart Association

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