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Posted Jun 29, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact and tagged Harvard Magazine, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, longevity.

Exercise for Longevity

Researchers have known for decades that regular exercise boosts longevity, but studies have never specified just how much. Now a Harvard professor has the answers. Professor I-Min Lee led a comprehensive ten-year study involving 650,000 people aged 40 and up, focusing specifically on participants’ leisure activities and body mass index.

The results (published here in Harvard Magazine were an eye-opener, showing that even a little exercise adds years to life. The researchers’ analysis showed that 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise a week resulted in people living more than seven years more than people who don’t exercise. The aim of exercising is to raise your heart rate sufficiently, and brisk walking, riding a bicycle, even working in the yard achieves this result. And according to Lee’s study, while 150 minutes per week is the target, 75 minutes of walking briskly each week – only about 11 minutes a day – can extend your life by almost 2 years. So start walking!

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