Yes it’s true! Those naysayers, who tell us that we don’t live longer if we workout regularly, but that it just feels like we do, have been proved wrong!
According to a paper snappily entitled “Leisure Time Physical Activity of Moderate to Vigorous Intensity And Mortality: A Large Pooled Cohort Analysis” authored by Harvard Professor, Dr. I-Min Lee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a middle-aged person who gets the recommended 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise — defined as the level of brisk walking — can expect a 1-to-7 return: seven extra minutes of life gained for each minute spent exercising.
Dr. Lee’s paper drew on pooled data from six large studies that included more than 650,000 people followed over ten years, and showed that people who exercised at the recommended level gained 3.4 years of life after age 40. This applied regardless of gender, ethnicity or BMI.
Live long and prosper!