11 minutes. That is the amount of activity you need each day to live longer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Medicine. Do you think you can find 11 minutes in your day for some moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity? If you are thinking to yourself What exactly qualifies for that? Stop for one second and think Whatever it is, it is only for 11 minutes! I can do it!
“This research is wildly exciting because it reinforces the positive impact activity has on the body and offers people who want to improve their health and increase their life expectancy a solution that they can start today,” says Dian Griesel, Ph.D., co-author of TurboCharged Silver Disobedience Edition. “Moving your body for 11 minutes a day isn’t something that needs to be put off until Monday or next month. Start now!”
If you live a sedentary lifestyle or have a desk job that results in sitting all day, no need to feel deflated and defeated! According to the study, people who sat for about eight to 10 hours a day, but still managed to get in 11 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day, increased their life expectancy from those who only got about two minutes.
Having long been a proponent for incorporating more activity into the day, Dian warns that this should not be confused with exercise. “Activity should be a daily part of your life and the sooner you realize that you need to move your body whenever and wherever you can, you will see that you easily exceed far more than 11 minutes without any thought! Exercise won’t have that effect. It can be considered a chore and oftentimes leaves you hungry and fatigued. That’s not how most people want to feel.” she explains.
“The key is to incorporate simple activities in your daily routine such as walking, gardening, playing with your grandchildren, and cleaning your house,” says Griesel. “You will be amazed by the arm workout you get from scrubbing a shower, the back muscles that will develop from yardwork, and the toning of your legs from walking!”
“Activity is one of the eight, simple steps outlined in TurboCharged that will help you defy aging, rev up energy, and burn body fat,” says Griesel. “It is great to now have research that shows it will increase your life expectancy, as well!”
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