How much longer will you live thanks to exercising?

November 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM 2 comments

We’ve heard before that staying active and fit will help prolong our life expectancy, but a new study tells us how much longer.

The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, was able to put a number on how many years are added to your life for various levels of physical activity and for different BMI groups.

I (being physically active and in a normal weight group) gain 7.2 years when compared to someone whose BMI is greater than 35 and doesn’t get active.

If you’re 40+ and  your leisurely activity equates to about 150 minutes of brisk walking over a week’s time? Booyah, 3.4 years added to your life expectancy.

Yet another reason I’ll be addicted to earning more Nike Fuel every day…


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cheryl  |  November 9, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Awesome! Just another reason to get off our a….. well you know :)


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