You don't have to be a gym bunny to get enough exercise to increase your life expectancy. A new study found as little as 90 minutes exercise a week - 15 minutes per day - is beneficial. The study revises former government guidelines that a minimum of around 20 minutes per day is best to support good health
“Now there really is no excuse for saying you have no time to exercise when just a little activity yields such clear, and proven health advantages - and a longer life,” said entrepreneur,Zef Eisenberg, whose success is founded on fitness - he sold his sports nutrition brand Maximuscle to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for £162 million in December 2010.
The report also states that those who exercise, even gently, have a 10% reduced risk of dying from cancer, and for every extra 15 minutes of exercise taken over the minimum 15 minute recommendation, life expectancy goes up another 4%.
Zef continued: “Physical activity offers huge benefits, both mental and physical. These studies back what we already know - that doing a little bit of physical activity each day is really worth it, whereas a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks.”