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Minimum Amount of Exercise Needed To Keep A Person Fit


When an extensive study was done in Taiwan on 4,20,000 randomly selected adults (men and women) for 10 years,  it was found that compared with individuals in a totally inactive control group, those in the low-volume activity group, (who exercised for an average of 92 minutes per week) had a 14 per cent reduced risk of all-cause mortality and a three year longer life expectancy. Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise beyond the minimum amount of 15 minutes a day further reduced all-cause mortality by 4 per cent and all-cancer mortality by 1 per cent. These benefits were applicable to all age groups and both sexes. So the minimum required is probably 15 minutes a day (90 minutes a week) of moderate-intensity exercise.
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Source: Published in The Telegraph ( Kolkata, India)

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2 replies on “Minimum Amount of Exercise Needed To Keep A Person Fit”

I enjoyed your short article above. It is an interesting post. I'm also convinced from experience that the best exercises are those done happily within a manageable time-frame, which are flexible and short…if only the world could follow this, it would be a better place for everyone…but people want to do strenuous exercises advertised on TV with huge equipments, especially if those exercises are done by popular movie stars, everyone just want to do the same…Perhaps the movie stars can help our people to understand that it is not long hours or expensive gyms that keep people healthy, rather it is short and effective exercises that change health and life in general…..cheers

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