This blog post is adapted from The Pulse, the health and wellness magazine of Kindred Hospitals of Massachusetts.
While it may be common knowledge that exercise is beneficial to our health, many people assume it’s a timely or exhaustive commitment. In reality, 30 minutes of daily activity is all it really takes. And you can break it up into smaller time increments if you don’t have a solid half hour or more to dedicate to exercise. But think of it like this: there are 1,440 minutes in a day, so 30 minutes is 2% of your day. Bump it up to an hour and it’s still just 4% of your day.
According to the American Heart Association, each hour of exercise can increase your life expectancy by two hours. That could add up to two extra years for adults who begin exercising even as late as middle age. Physically active people also save hundreds of dollars per year on healthcare costs. A small investment of your time and effort can add to your life and your wallet. Read Full Post