If you want to age well, here is a scientifically proven key to longevity

It’s free, it’s fun and it could add decades to your life. It’s movement!

Active people live longer than inactive people and numerous studies have linked not getting enough exercise to an early death.

We know it’s hard when you have had a long day in the office and all you want to do is plop down on a sofa when you get home. However, a study has found that being sedentary for more than 9.5 hours is associated with an increased risk of death.

Active breaks

This means it’s even more important to take active breaks.

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You could get up and walk around the office or up and down some stairs to stretch your legs, and turn your lunch break into an active one by going for a walk or squeezing in a session at the gym.

The National Institute for Health recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week.

The more you move, the better, so even if you clock 150 minutes in the gym, you could still look for ways to add more movement to your day, like taking the stairs instead of a lift.

5 Realistic ways to fit in exercise when you don’t have time

To learn more, watch the featured video.

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