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New Study Says Daily Exercise Reduces Chances Of Early Death

Getting to the gym for long sustained workouts isn’t always possible. Schedules are busy these days and working exercise in to a routine can be hard. But a daily trip to the gym, even just for a short workout, could help you live longer and avoid a premature death, according to new research.

A study by doctors and scientists at Duke University was recently highlighted in the Journal Of The American Heart Association, revealing that a person’s risk of developing disease or dying prematurely can be greatly reduced with an increased amount of daily exercise.

One of the major findings in the study was that doing short surges of exercise throughout the day can be advantageous to your overall health.

For about the last 30 years, health institutions recommended at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. Ideally splitting this time up in to at least 30 minute long workouts.

However, findings shown in the study demonstrate that individual workouts may not need to be long to be effective.

William E. Kraus, M.D., of the Duke University School of Medicine and his team assessed 4,840 people over the age of 40 and analyzed data and information obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003 and 2006.

They found that daily exercise time can be split into smaller time chunks of moderate exercise and still have beneficial effects similar as a single, longer workout.

The participants who did moderate or vigorous exercise for about an hour in total throughout the day reduced their risk of an earlier death by 57%.

The study showed that people who did less than 20 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise a day were most like to die prematurely.

So, the next time you want to skip a trip to the gym, remember that even just a quick workout can help you stay on track to living a longer, healthier life!


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