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Benefits of Moderate Exercise

A new study has found that 11 minutes of moderate exercise a day is enough to reduce the risk of early death.

Moderate exercise is things such as:

  • Brisk walking
  • Water aerobics
  • Riding a bike – light effort
  • Dancing
  • Washing windows/mopping floors
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Badminton
  • Doubles tennis
  • Gardening

The recommended amount of exercise a week is 150 minutes, about 22 mins per day, but even 75 minutes really has a huge impact.

“Accumulating 75 min per week of moderate-intensity activity brought with it a 23% lower risk of early death.”

The study also said: “If everyone managed at least 75 min per week of moderate-intensity physical activity, around 1 in 10 (10%) premature deaths, 1 in 20 (5%) cases of cardiovascular disease, and nearly 1 in 30 (3%) cases of cancer, would be prevented.”

If you would like help and support in achieving this then please get in touch.  If you have existing health concerns or injuries we can advise which exercises would be better for you, we can treat and improve your mobility, and reduce any pain, aches and stiffness.

Further reading and study are below:

Medscape UK article

British Journal of Sports Medicine article

This article was written by Karen Robinson, formerly a Registered Osteopath.