People are aware of the numerous benefits of regular exercise, and its amazing effects on our emotional, physical and mental health, but very often, they simply lack time to hit the gym and do the workout.
Yet, you no longer have excuses, as a recent study has shown that a 15-minute walk daily can help you reap the similar effects! Namely, this habit can add 7 years to your life and improve your health in various different ways.
According to Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London:
“We may never avoid becoming completely old, but we may delay the time we become old. We may look younger when we’re 70 and may live into our nineties. Exercise buys you three to seven additional years of life. It is an antidepressant, it improves cognitive function, and there is now evidence that it may retard the onset of dementia.”
Researchers from Harvard investigated the effects of walking on cardiovascular health and discovered that:
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