By now I am sure you have all seen the Geico commercials claiming 15 minutes can save you a ton of money on your car insurance. While this may be true, the same 15 minutes could add 3 years to your life.
A recent study has shown that only 15 minutes a day of moderate intensity exercise may add 3 years to your life. While most people believe they need a minimum of 30 minutes, lead researcher Dr. Wen of the National Health Research Institute in Taiwan believes that the study will make it easier for people to stick to a regular exercise program.
According to the article, this is the first study that was able to identify a minimum amount of exercise that would show benefits, including a decrease in cancer related mortality. So, the next time you think you don’t have enough time to exercise, remember 15 minutes could…
Keith Burns, MS, CSCS