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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Exercise increases life expectancy even if you're overweight [Study]

A new study recommends that you get up and get exercise, which seems to be much more important that loosing weight. Regular physical leisure time activity can increase life expectancy by as much as 4.5 years. Don't be too worried about BMI - body mass index but make sure you're getting regular exercise. The flip side might also be true -- those who are not overweight and sit comfortable without exercise are in danger of loosing as many life expectancy years. Exercise is the key and the best thing to do is to get up and get going for better health. You don't need a gym or exercise equipment to exercise - wherever you are in the world there is always a workout you can get involved with. Any leisure time physical activity will do. It is also recommended that an individual gets at least 2.5 hours of physical activity every week.

Exercise adds to your life expectancyThis post is not going into the actual number of years related to physical activity. Links are provided at the bottom of the post to read the entire study. The benefits of physical exercise however is not to be underestimated. BMI also does not matter - the important thing is to get up and get going. This will keep you health even if you have weight problems. The research also goes on to state that the relation between physical activity and life expectancy between men and woman is uniform.
Source: NIH News via PLOS Medicine image via Wikipedia

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