Exercise More and Cheat Death

Can exercise really help you live longer? A study published last week suggests that getting the recommended amount of exercise could cut your risk of early death.

U.S. government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity a week. They also suggest adults do moderate or greater intensity muscle-strengthening exercise at least two days a week.

The study, published in the British Journal of Medicine, concludes that "adults who engage in leisure time aerobic and muscle strengthening activities at levels recommended by the 2018 physical activity guidelines for Americans show greatly reduced risk of all cause and cause specific mortality".

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