It’s unbelievable that something simple as this 20 to 40-minute daily routine can lower your risk of dying, from virtually any disease, in half.
But a new study from George Washington University in Washington, DC, proves that people who did this one thing were twice as likely to be alive at the age 80 as those who didn’t do this.
Not just that, but they also suffered fewer diseases and had better physical and mental health. And the best part is that you can start doing this right now to extend your life expectancy and wellbeing.
What is this magical 20-minute activity, and how can you double your life expectancy? Find out in today’s article and make your comments…
A 20 to 40-minute walk per day (or equal amount of physical activity) is enough to put you in the ‘long life expectancy’ group. Although eating healthy and dumping bad habits doesn’t hurt, either.
To reach this mind-blowing conclusion, the researchers assessed the physical state of 2,153 men over 70 years old. They rated fitness in four categories: very low, low, moderate and high fitness.
Nine years later, they followed up on who lived and who died.
Surprisingly (or not), for every 100 who died in the very-low-fitness category, only 53 died in the high-fitness group, 82 in the low-fitness and only 64 in the moderate-fitness category.
As you can see, there isn’t a big difference between the life expectancy of high-fitness and moderate-fitness people (11 %). But there was a much greater difference from very-low-fitness to low-fitness and low-fitness to moderate-fitness (18 % in both cases).
So even if you don’t think you can reach the high-fitness group, at least try to stay moderately fit. And all it takes is 20 – 40 minutes of a brisk walk daily. In addition, you should also eat healthily and try to dump bad habits.
In fact, even many top athletics don’t workout more than 40 minutes per day, except right before a competition. Instead, they increase the intensity of the workout. So if you want to reach the high-fit category, you still only need 20 – 40 minutes of exercise. Just boost the power.
One simple, high-intensity, 20 to 30-minute exercise is the following:
1) For 3 – 5 minutes walk (jog, bike, swim whatever) relaxed.
2) Do 30 seconds to 1 minute of a great power walk (run, bike, swim whatever). Put in everything you got into this.
3) Repeat #1 and #2 five times and then end with #1
Now another, even more important thing to boost longevity is to keep high blood pressure at bay. High blood pressure is the number one underlying cause of death for people over 70.
The easiest and best way I know to lower blood pressure is actually another type of exercise.
But unlike the high-intensity exercises above, with these blood pressure exercises, you won’t even break a sweat. Learn these simple blood pressure exercises here…
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