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Daily Exercise Can Prevent Injuries & Slow Again Process

The best way to stay fit and healthy is to exercise daily. A daily exercise of 15 minutes will not only make you feel better, look better, but it can also boost your life expectancy by three years. Moreover, a study in The Lancet reported a decrease in all causes of death by at least 4% in persons that exercised daily.

The literature showed that adults who did no exercise were 31% more likely to die than those who performed 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. Those who did moderate-intensity exercise up to 450 minutes (about an hour per day) each week have the lowest mortality risk. However, it is crucial to find the ‘just right’ form of activity or group of activities to form long-lasting activity habits.

150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week is needed to obtain optimal health benefits. Regular exercise is key to staying healthy. If one minute of vigorous activity equals two minutes of moderate activity, we need 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity per week to maintain optimal health. A combination of moderate and vigorous exercises can yield the best result. We tend to lose our muscle strength and bone density with increasing age. Hence, it is essential to include muscle-strengthening or resistance training on two non-continuous days per week to prevent loss of function in the future.

Most of our population spend between half and two-thirds of their day sitting down, especially students and those involved in sedentary jobs (desk work or driving). It is recommended to prevent prolonged sitting and take frequent breaks from long hours of sitting. Young adults should limit electronic entertainment gadgets, and time spent on television, electronic games, and computer should be no more than two hours per day. Try to walk or cycle to work or school and choose to be active in your leisure time to stay healthy.

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