Invest 25 Minutes to Gain 7 Years
(Townsend letter) A brisk 25-minute walk daily may reduce the risk of death from heart attack by half.
A mountain of evidence affirms the wide-ranging health benefits of regular physical activity. Sanjay Sharma and colleagues from the University of London (UK) report that gentle exercise can reduce the risks of dying from a heart attack by half among people in their 50s and 60s. Proposing that adults enjoy a daily brisk walk of 25 minutes, the study authors submit that "exercise buys you three to seven additional years of life," and may confer effects on mood and cognitive skills as well.
Merghani A, Malhotra A, Sharma S. The U-shaped relationship between exercise and cardiac morbidity. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Jun 18. pii:S1050–1738(15)00171-1.
In our Chicago wellness center, we help you maintain a proper spinal mobility and optimal weight, guaranteeing you years if physical activity in your life.
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Dr. Edgardo Vargas, DC