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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Austin

How many minutes to save a life?

How long do you have to exercise to increase your life span?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has specific guidelines on how much you should exercise. They recommend the following:

"... adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity each week, or an equivalent combination of both. Furthermore, adults should engage in muscle strengthening activities of moderate or greater intensity on two days or more each week."

But, what are the specific benefits of meeting these guidelines? Too many to list in a single blog post; but, one major benefit is that you will most likely live longer. A new study published in "The British Medical Journal" found that people who meet these guidelines live longer and are less likely to die from diseases like cardiovascular disease. Interestingly, the study also found that those who meet exercise guidelines were also less likely to die from diseases you might not typically link to lifestyle, such as Alzheimer's, influenza and cancer.

You can read the complete study and conclusions by clicking here.

Contact me today to discuss how we can work together to create a plan to help you get the right amount of activity.

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