Any level of physical activity helps prolong life

„Any kind of exercise will help extend your life, say researchers who used a sophisticated test to arrive at that conclusion.”There are plenty of reports out there saying that self-reported exercise like running or jogging is beneficial,” said lead researcher Todd M. Manini, an exercise physiologist at the U.S. National Institute on Aging. „We wanted to see if just usual daily activity had a protective value.”

His team’s six-year study of 302 people between 70 and 82 years of age found that any sort of energy expenditure through physical activity was associated with a lower risk of death.” Read more…