Daily Brisk Exercise Lowers Risk of Death in Women
Women, exercise briskly for about 70 minutes a day. You may be able to lower your risk of dying early by 70 percent compared with sedentary women. Researchers studied 16,741 women with and without diabetes, whose average age was 72. For seven days, they each wore activity trackers that measured the duration and intensity of their exercise in what was assumed to be a week of normal activity. The researchers followed up with each participant for an average of 2.3 years. While any amount of exercise beats none, this study found an association between exercising for longer each week and a lower risk of dying early. If you’re just starting an exercise routine, aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week. Light activity, such as casual strolls, offered no such benefit, so make sure you break a sweat when out for a walk.
Source: Circulation, Nov. 6, 2017