Add years to your life with this one small activity

Add years to your life with this one small activity

In an ideal world we’d all live long and happy lives.

But, we don’t live in an ideal world! We do, however, live in a world where we can significantly boost our happiness and longevity simply by engaging in healthy and positive habits. And here’s one small activity that’s guaranteed to ensure more years and more happiness; so what’s stopping you?

via the Ladders by Matthew Rothenberg

Don’t waste your time regretting the years you spent without sufficient exercise — getting moving at any age will prolong your life.

That’s the conclusion of a 20-year study conducted with nearly 15,000 U.K. residents age 40 to 79. The results of the study, which was run by the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, appeared this week in the British Medical Journal.

The researchers divided the sample into three groups who engaged in low, medium, and high levels of activity. Then they tracked changes to the subjects’ activity over nearly eight years, then analyzed the health effects over the next 12.5.

According to the researchers, individuals who maintained or ramped up to a medium level of activity were 28% less likely to die during that second phase than those who maintained a low level of activity. What’s more, subjects who had been moderately active but raised their activity level achieved a whopping 42% increase in survival compared to the low-activity subjects…

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