surprise here: There are many benefits to leading an active life and regularly
working out. Exercising boosts your mental wellness and sleep quality, and
decreases your risk of chronic disease and stress levels, according to the
American Heart Association. Working out is also as close to the fountain of
youth as we can get, since it's the key to living a long life, according to the
New York Times.
out strengthens our bones and muscles (including the ever-important heart),
which helps prevent falls in our later years, according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. The American Heart Association recommends 150
minutes of moderate activity per week. Depending on your weight, making it a
habit to exercise every week can add anywhere from 3.9 to 7.2 years on to your
life, Live Science reported.
will probably be good years too, since physical activity has been found to
create more feelings of excitement and enthusiasm, and can also protect us
against cognitive decline and shrinkage, according to Time.
has also found that those 150 minutes can cut down on premature death by 31%,
according to the New York Times. But the optimized amount was found to be 450
minutes, which can include walking, and reduced participant chances of dying
prematurely by 39%.
exercise — jogging or aerobics — has been found to lead to greater life
expectancy compared to moderate exercise, according to Forbes.
of us skip working out because of tight schedules and other priorities, but
setting a schedule, or at least committing to efficient high-intensity
training, will make a difference in the rest of your life.