Most people would want to reduce their risk of dying, so it is a silly question, but a lot of people think it would require a lot of effort and a major change in lifestyle.
Not willing to do that?
Would you be interested if I told you that you could reduce your risk of all-cause mortality by 16-30 percent?
According to a large European study, walking for only 20 minutes daily could accomplish that (Ekelund U, et al. 2015).
The researchers also stated that the number of deaths reduced could theoretically be doubled with an approach that also avoided a high body mass index (BMI) or a high waist circumference.
Spending 20 minute a day on physical activity is not much considering the benefits, but I think walking is still wasting a lot of time.
Considering all the research on high intensity short interval training, you can accomplish in minutes, basically 3 minutes of exercise time, 3 days a week, what used to take an hour a day of exercise.
A lot of this research was done using a stationary bike, and maybe you find it inconvenient to go to a gym, but this is getting even better. You don’t have to go to the gym or use a stationary bike to get impressive results, and this will even help you reduce your waist circumference.
I will tell you more about that tomorrow.
(Ekelund U, et al. 2015) Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC) The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition®