A recent Taiwanese study has discovered that a mere 15 minutes of moderate exercise every day can add up to three years to our lives. Conducted by Taiwan’s National Health Research Institute, the findings were published in the medical journal, The Lancet.
According to lead researcher, Chi Pang Wen, most people have trouble adhering to a regimen of 30 minutes each day. Fifteen minutes, however, is much more manageable, and it can consist of a brisk walk around the block of your home.
This study took more than 13 years to complete and it tracked more than 416,000 participants, reporting their activity levels each year. Wen claimed that their findings were consistent with studies done in the past involving Caucasian patients. The only difference between this study and those done in the recent past is that none of the others were able were able to conclude how much daily exercise would be sufficient. This one was the very first to establish a minimum level.
Daily exercise has other advantages as well. It is also linked to a decrease in the incidence of cancer in one person out of every ten.
The word is out to all you couch potatoes living everywhere in the free world. Get off the sofa, get moving and keep living. It’s just 15 minutes of your day and think what it can do for you and your body!