Research Shows the Benefits of Even a Little Regular Exercise
But to gain even more heart-healthy rewards from physical activity, more is usually better. The key to success is increasing your routine a little at a time.
If you’re exercising just 10 to 15 minutes a day, take heart. You’re doing more than you think to live longer. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that any amount of leisure-time physical activity is associated with a significantly lower risk of death when compared with no activity at all. However, the study also showed that people who exercise at least 150 minutes a week have an even greater reduction in mortality risk.