Add THREE YEARS to Your Life?! (13 Minutes)
As you get older it’s hard not to think about the inevitable.
Maybe you already have your affairs in order. You’ve talked to your children and grandchildren about your last wishes just in case…
Because let’s face it none of us know how much time we really have left.
And while there are a lot of things you can’t control…
There’s one thing you can do TODAY to add up to THREE YEARS to your life.
And it only takes 13 minutes.
A health insurance firm called Vitality, studied movement tracking data from 140,000 of its customers for 12 months.
Those who didn’t move or exercise at all (less than 5 minutes a day) — increased their chance of living an extra THREE YEARS when they exercised for 90 minutes a WEEK.
Broken down, that’s less than 13 minutes a day.
And let me be clear, this doesn’t mean you have to hardcore sprint for 13 minutes either.
Activities can be as simple as a brisk walk, or mowing the lawn.
You just have to get your muscles moving and your blood pumping for 13 minutes.
But now… let’s say you add just an extra four minutes a day…
Meaning you’re taking that walk for 17 minutes instead of just 13. This can BUMP your life expectancy up an ADDITIONAL 1.7 years!
That’s giving you almost another five years in total.
Five years to do the things you love and spend time with those you love.
Precious time that you might not have if you find yourself sitting most of the day.
In fact, a study published in the British Medical Journal estimated that inactivity is “killing 70,000 people” every year.
They found that 30% of us spend AT LEAST six hours seated during the week…and that goes up to 37% on the weekends.
So if this happens to be you, instead of staying seated on your couch, consider getting up and moving around. Maybe even tackle some of those household chores you’ve been meaning to do.
Dedicating just 13-17 minutes of your day to move not only does wonders for your health, but adds years to your lifetime.
It’s time to get up and start moving!