Exercising is good for the healthbut sometimes we don’t have time to do it daily but, with a simple rule, that of 11 minutes, you could increase your life by a considerable percentage.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge claim that people can reduce the risk of premature death from heart disease, cancer and other health problems simply by doing 11 minutes of exercise of moderate intensity every day.
So this study suggests that 75 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can save us from an early death.
To reach this conclusion, they explored the links between the levels of physical activity and common causes of premature death by reviewing findings from 196 research papers.
Those studies collectively involved 30 million participants from 94 different age groups.
The researchers noted that more than 60% of the participants engaged in moderate-intensity physical activity for less than 150 minutes per week, and less than 10% of the subjects exercised for more than 300 minutes per week.
They found that those who exercised by brisk walking 75 minutes per week at the same level of intensity also received the same benefits as those who exercised 150 minutes per week.
“If you’re someone who finds the idea of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week a bit daunting, then our findings should be good news. Getting some physical activity is better than doing nothing. This is also a good starting position: if you find 75 minutes a week manageable, then you could try gradually building up to the full recommended amount.“, it states Soren Brageone of the authors of the study and a scientist at the University of Cambridge.
This reduces the chances of premature death
According to researchers, 75 minutes of moderate physical activity a week can reduce the chances of premature death by 23%.
On the other hand, the risk of cancer decreases between 3 and 26% in people who walk briskly daily for 11 minutes.
They conclude that if people walked briskly for 150 minutes a week, about 16% of premature deaths could be prevented.
And when it comes to moderate exercise, you could just take a brisk walk, take your bike out for a while, or even play any kind of low-intensity game outside.