Did you take the challenge? How much moderate intensity exercise did you log last week?
According to Steven Moore of the US National Cancer Institute, People who got just 75 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week: about 10 minutes per day: lived an average of 1.8 years longer than their less active counterparts.
Women who engaged in the equivalent of 1.25 to 2.5 hours per week of brisk walking had an 18 percent decreased risk of breast cancer (The Journal of the American Medical Association,)
Spending only 60 to 90 minutes a week exercising reduces high blood pressure. (American Journal of Public Health,)
Studies have shown that decreased rates of coronary heart disease and premature mortality begin to occur at even lower levels – perhaps at one to two hours per week of moderate-intensity activity. (The Journal of the American Medical Association,)
With 75 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise….
a 10% lower risk of dying of any kind of cancer reports a recent study in Taiwan
A study in Journal of Applied Psychology 2012 showed 50% lower risk of depression.
60% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other age related cognative problems, ( 2012 study in the journal Stroke)
There are 1440 minutes in every day. Assuming you work 9 hours per day and sleep 8 hours per day, that still leaves 420 minutes every day. Investing just 10 minutes every day can increase how long and how well you live. A little effort goes a long way!!
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