The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life

In August, Gretchen Reynolds published an article in the NYTimes called “The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life.”

The verdict?

  • No exercise: highest risk of early death
  • A bit of exercise: lowered their risk of premature death by 20%
  • 150 min/week of moderate exercise: 31 % less risk of dying prematurely
  • Walking for 450 minutes per week: 39% less likely to die prematurely
  • People who engage in 10 times or more than the recommended exercise: still about 39% less likely to die prematurely

 

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