At this point, it’s almost common knowledge that sitting is the new smoking. Study after study has shown that sitting for an extended period of time each day can make us fat and increases our risk of premature death.
So what can we do when a quarter of our lives are spent at the office with our butts glued to a chair? The answer: figure out a way to get up and get moving. And according to an expansive new study, you don’t have to step into a fitness studio to do it.
The research, published in The Lancet, found that just two and a half hours of weekly exercise can help extend your life and decrease your risk of heart disease!
And get this: it doesn’t matter how you choose to spend those 150 weekly minutes exercising. Whether you sign up for a spin class or take up walking around your neighborhood, any physical activity counts.
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!