Ten Minutes of Exercise Could Save 110,000 Lives, New Study Says
If “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” as the old saying goes, how much benefit would there be to “a workout a day?” Apparently, this simple lifestyle change could save the lives of over 110,000 adults each year, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The new study estimated that more than 110,000 US deaths could be prevented each year if adults over 40 added 10 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity to their normal routines. “We know exercise is good for us,” study author Pedro Saint-Maurice told CNN. “This study provides additional evidence of the benefits at the population level: if all adults in the United States were to exercise just a bit more each day, a large number of deaths could be prevented each year.” Read more.