How 15 Minutes Can Turn Into 3 Years

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

Exercise Physiologist

About cvolgraf

Senior Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Princeton Longevity Center
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